Chief of Police Pryor Martin

Chief of Police Pryor Martin

Eminence Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1951

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Pryor Martin

Chief Pryor Martin was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a suspect. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Chief Martin is survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Chief Martin,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Eminence. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2017

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