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Patrolman Guadalupe J. Martinez | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Guadalupe J. Martinez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, September 4, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 393

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/4/1970

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Guadalupe Martinez was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to talk an elderly man into dropping his gun. The suspect was standing on his front porch when he suddenly raised the weapon and shot Patrolman Martinez. His partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Martinez had been with the agency for one year.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 28, 2013

 

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