Lieutenant Joseph A. Martyna

Lieutenant Joseph A. Martyna

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, November 16, 2008

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Joseph A. Martyna

Lieutenant Joseph Martyna suffered a fatal heart attack a short time after being involved in an intense search and rescue mission of a missing hunter.

Lieutenant Martyna had served with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 31 year. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

search and rescue

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Today we, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Recruit Class 39, honored Lieutenant Joseph Martyna with a memorial workout. Lieutenant Martyna’s death is a great blow to our FWC Family. His sacrifice goes to show the great deal of stress he was willing to endure in the line of duty. His eight-hour flight in a search and rescue mission was a testament to his willingness to put others before himself. Our class successfully completed the workout and continues to take strides to be able to dedicate ourselves to the service of others, just as Lieutenant Martyna did. He is a model for us all and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.


FWC Recruit Class 39

November 18, 2019

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