Police Officer Martin Luther Arterberry

Police Officer Martin Luther Arterberry

Mangum Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 1969

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Martin Luther Arterberry

Officer Arterberry was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon fell from its holster and discharged, striking him in the liver and lung. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1800 hours. The incident occurred as he sat in a chair at the police station.

Officer Arterberry had been with the agency for only four days. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, three sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Sorry Officer Arterberry I had left a reflection Officer Cook, of the Metro- Dade Florida Police Department. A tragic accident and rest in peace sir.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 29, 2019

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