Corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini

Corrections Officer Joseph A. Martini

Ulster County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Joseph A. Martini

Corrections Officer Joseph Martini died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the Ulster County Jail.

Officer Martini had served with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He is survived by his two children and parents.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 525

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 13, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

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