Corporal Wayne Martinez

Corporal Wayne Martinez

Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 1997

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Wayne Martinez

Corporal Wayne Martinez was stabbed to death by three inmates during an escape attempt at the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

The suspects had gained control to the shift commander's office and attacked Corporal Martinez, beating him and stabbing him three times. The suspects then fled in a truck but were stopped when other officers opened fire on them at an exterior fence.

The three inmates were convicted of Corporal Martinez's murder and sentenced to life in prison. One of the inmates died in prison in 2016.

Corporal Martinez had served with the Wyoming Department of Corrections for seven years. He is survived by his wife, son, four daughters, and his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

correctional Facility, escape

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I miss you Dad...Always on my mind and in my heart day and night. The memories I have of you I keep close to my heart. When I think of heros your name is the only one that comes to my mind. It feels my heart with such pride and joy when I tell my children (your grandkids) stories of you. The person you were loving sweet kind thoughtful to everyone you met. I try to follow in your footsteps sometimes I have my moments but I think of what you would do and what you would have wanted. I hope you qre proud of the person ive become. You make me a better person each and every day. I love you and miss you so day we shall return to each other lives once more and picked up right where we left off. I love you forever and always...

Deseree Martinez
PROUD Daughter Of A Fallen Hero

January 23, 2024

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