Deputy Jerry Arnold Martinez

Deputy Jerry Arnold Martinez

Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1991

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Jerry Arnold Martinez

Deputy Jerry Martinez and Patrolman Glen Michael Huber, of the New Mexico State Police, were shot and killed along with five other people at a mobile home on NM 76 between Chimayo and Espanola.

The officers were shot while serving a restraining order that had been requested by the suspect's girlfriend.

The suspect used a 7.65 mm rifle to commit the murders. The man was apprehended and sentenced to four life sentences.

Deputy Martinez was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office for six years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; 7.65 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Rest In Peace Primo, Thank you for your service. You will forever be missed by your family and the community.

-Julián Martínez

February 5, 2021

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