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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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So often we think that those who have given the greatest sacrifice are forgotten but that is not true. You live on in the hearts and minds of all of us that were left behind. Your life was given in the service of others and that is a guarantee of a special spot in heaven. Thank you Bob and rest in the peace of Christ.

Sue Boggler
November 30, 2014

 

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