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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I knew you by reputation, at first, and that my partner, for the day, Glen Huber thought you were a fine Deputy and that He liked and respected you a lot!! We all had lunch together & I enjoyed meeting you and thought you were very kind and friendly!! Later, that evening, you both were killed, and it will forever sadden my soul that two such incredible officers and kind, caring men, were taken from us, in their prime!! I will forever remember the both of you as caring, brave and incredibly dedicated men and law enforcement officers! Rest in Peace! Your families will forever, be in my prayers!! Connie Marsh

Connie Marsh former Mounted Patrol, NMSP
Former Mounted Patrol, New Mexico State Police

December 31, 2022

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