Patrol Officer Joseph Paul Martin

Patrol Officer Joseph Paul Martin

Melrose Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 6, 1969

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Joseph Paul Martin

Officer Joseph Martin suffered a heart attack and died after a foot pursuit of two suspects.

After the foot chase Officer Martin returned to his vehicle and complained of chest pains. He finished his shift and as soon as he got home he asked his wife to take him to the hospital, where he remained for six days until his death.

He had been employed with the Melrose Police Department for ten years and is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 31, 1969

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Officer Martin,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Melrose. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 6, 2019

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