Detective Antonio Martinez Terry

Detective Antonio Martinez Terry

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, June 4, 1994

Antonio Martinez Terry

Detective Antonio Terry was shot and killed after stopping to help whom he thought was a stranded motorist. Detective Terry was in an unmarked car and was returning to the police station following an undercover narcotics assignment. When he got out of the car to help, one of the men recognized him as a police officer and opened fire.

Although mortally wounded, Detective Terry was able to drive to the nearest police precinct for help. He was able to give a description of both suspects, who were later arrested.

The shooter's sentence was later vacated, however, murder charges were refiled in March 2007. On May 27th, 2008, the subject was again convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years.

Detective Terry had served with the Seattle Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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I just wanted to say that I walked around my daughter's new neighborhood today and saw the memorial on the corner of children's hands, and a tribute to you today. 24 years later I want you to know that your good samaritan's soul and bravery will never be forgotten. I am honored that my daughter now lives near this memorial to you, Officer Antonio Terry.

Elizabeth A Dale
Just a mother of a new member of the neighborhood

August 4, 2018

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