Deputy Sheriff Martin Roohan

Deputy Sheriff Martin Roohan

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 23, 1862

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Martin Roohan

Deputy Sheriff Roohan was stabbed to death by an prisoner who was awaiting execution.

The prisoner attacked Deputy Roohan as he served him a meal. The subject was able to gain control of Deputy Roohan's knife and stabbed him with it.

The man successfully escaped but was shot and killed the next year in a dispute.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Officer's knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 23, 2020

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