Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez

Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez

Pueblo de San Ildefonso Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 1994

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Isaac Benjamin Martinez

Acting Chief Isaac Martinez was shot and killed in New Mexico when he attempted to serve a warrant for a firearms violation.

He was a member of a 10-man SWAT team serving the warrant. The suspect immediately opened fire as the officers entered the home, striking Acting Chief Martinez seven times. The suspect was eventually apprehended but later acquitted on a trial defense of self-defense.

Acting Chief Martinez had served on several different agencies throughout his eight year career and had served as Acting Chief for only three weeks. He was survived by his son, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1502

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Rifle; SKS
  • Offender Acquitted

swat, warrant service

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In Honor And Respect, Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez, Sir, Thank You For Your Years Of Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement... You Are Honored And Remembered For The Ultimate Sacrifice That You Made On That Very Tragic Day... Peace, Blessings And Strength To Your Family... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez...

Gail Mercado

April 10, 2021

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