Officer Saul Martinez

Officer Saul Martinez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1997

Saul Martinez

Officer Martinez died after being unconscious since the early morning hours of May 8, 1997, after he was struck by a vehicle. Officer Martinez and his partner were walking back to their cruiser after stopping for a vehicle on the side of the road when a speeding car, which was driving on the shoulder, struck him. Just before it struck him he pushed his partner out of the way, saving his life. The misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter trial of the driver ended in a mistrial in 2000.
Officer Martinez had his organs donated for the benefit of others. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 12555

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 8, 1997

Most Recent Reflection

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Saul there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I am so blessed to still be here. I still have some contact with the family and fact I visited Saulito today while working where he works. He is a great young man, dedicated to his job and a wonderful husband to his beautiful wife. Elizabeth what a beautiful lady with her little daughter. I was shown a video of your granddaughter and she is so beautiful and cute. Carolina what an absolutely beautiful and charming young lady she has become. Remedios doesn't seem to age at all she still looks lovely and 20 years younger than what her true age is. Saul Elementary School is one great joys of my life being able to visit with the staff and kids. I miss you buddy and you would be so proud of your family. I miss you greatly.

Officer D. Rice (Retired
CHP and Saul's partner the night we got hit.

April 10, 2018

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