Police Officer Martin Zollman

Police Officer Martin Zollman

Livingston Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 21, 1929

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Martin Zollman

Police Officer Martin Zollman and Chief Peter Holt were shot and killed in the police station by a man who became enraged when they told him to forget about the 50 cents he said his boss owed him. The suspect was a day laborer and appeared to have targeted the Chief at first.

Two firemen overpowered the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on November 6th, 1929.

Officer Zollman was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his brother and sister.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1929


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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