Patrolman Martin J. Carlin

Patrolman Martin J. Carlin

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 3, 1935

Martin J. Carlin

Patrolman Carlin succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier when he was shot by a store owner while chasing a burglary suspect. As Patrolman Carlin chased the suspect he fired several warning shots. The store owner, who lived nearby, was awaked by the shots and believed his store was being burglarized. As the suspect and Patrolman Carlin ran by the store owner opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle, killing Patrolman Carlin.

The store owner was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Carlin had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 1 year and was survived by his wife, four sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 516

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 29, 1935
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Martin J. Carlin of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 3, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.