Deputy Sheriff Frank Martin, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Frank Martin, Sr.

Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 25, 1917

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Frank Martin, Sr.

Deputy Frank Martin was shot and killed after he and another deputy responded to a dance hall to investigate reports of a disturbance.

After arriving at the hall, they confronted two men and told them to quiet down. The men left the hall but returned a short time later, armed with a shotgun and rifle.

The men immediately opened fire on the two deputies. Deputy Martin was struck twice by the rifle fire and the other deputy was wounded by a shotgun blast. The two suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended.

Deputy Martin also served as a Special Texas Ranger. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest In Peace Brother. 100 years after your E.O.W. We honor and remember you.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 25, 2017

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