Police Officer Johnathan "Cole" Martin

Police Officer Johnathan "Cole" Martin

Chatsworth Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 25, 2003

Johnathan "Cole" Martin

Officer Cole Martin was killed when his patrol car struck a parking lot gate at approximately 0100 hours.

He was checking for burglars in a warehouse complex and was leaving the parking lot when his patrol car struck the steel arm of the gate. The arm went through the A-frame of the car and struck Officer Martin above the shoulders.

Officer Martin had only been with the Chatsworth Police Department for seven months. He is survived by his fiancee and parents.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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You are never far from my mind, especially at this time of year. It is supposed to be a happy time of year where we get to spend time with the ones we love the most, but my heart is so heavy knowing that your parents do not get to have that time. No more memories being made, no more laughs, no more Mexican dates, and the end to a future that should have been full of grandbabies and spoiling. I am so thankful that God saw fit to send me an angel baby, but as a Momma, my heart just breaks for your Momma (and Daddy). I cannot fathom the heartbreak that never goes away from losing your child. The day we all lost you changed our lives forever, Cole. I saw a guy pull into a parking spot in front of me driving an old white truck like you used to have. Even though it's been close to 20 years since you drove that truck and over 15 since the last time I saw you, it still took my break for a moment. It's funny how those things still catch me off guard, and for a second I check to see if it's you. Anyway, I am thinking of you and your family during this holiday season especially. Prayers for your Mom, Dad, and Nan. I still love you.


December 26, 2018

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