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Officer Robert K. Martin | Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Officer

Robert K. Martin

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 15, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 474

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/15/1995

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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Officer Martin was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on the Beeline Highway near Mesa, Arizona. After murdering Officer Martin the suspect stole his service weapon and fled to California. He then used the service weapon to murder a convenience store clerk. The man was apprehended several days later. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Martin had been with the agency for 28 years and was survived by his wife.

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Dad,
Another year has passed and we miss you as much today and we did in 1995. I know that you are keeping things straight in heaven and watching out for all of us every day. Losing you was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. Knowing you and loving you were some of my greatest blessings. I know that we will meet again and I have so much to tell you. I still get the urge to just pick up the phone and call you sometimes. I wish you were here but I know I will see you again soon.

Bobette
Daughter
August 15, 2014

 

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