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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

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: 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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RIP Sir and thank you for your years of dedication and service to the people of Arizona.

Mark Storrs, RN
August 16, 2015

 

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