Sergeant Martin Arnold Stanton

Sergeant Martin Arnold Stanton

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 2010

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Martin Arnold Stanton

Sergeant Martin Stanton suffered a fatal heart attack after being involved in two separate foot pursuits on September 22nd, 2010.

He had been involved in the first foot pursuit while backing up other officers on a traffic stop in front of 3432 West 118th Street. Following the apprehension of the subjects, Sergeant Stanton stated he felt ill, but refused medical treatment and continued his shift. A short time later he observed a subject tampering with vehicles on Montrose Avenue. The man fled on foot when Sergeant Stanton confronted him.

Sergeant Stanton chased the man over several fences as he pursued the man through a neighborhood, but was unable to catch him. His condition continued to deteriorate and he passed away at home on September 27th, 2010.

Sergeant Stanton had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 9920

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 22, 2010

foot pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Martin Arnold Stanton of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 27, 2021

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