Patrolman Clarence Oden Martin

Patrolman Clarence Oden Martin

Alexander City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, January 6, 1976

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Clarence Oden Martin

Patrolman Clarence Martin was shot and killed in an ambush attack while sitting in his vehicle.

He was shot by a suspect whom he had given a ticket to for driving without a license. The man was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Patrolman Martin had served with the Alexander City Police Department for over two years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

ambush, revenge

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Avon Lake PD OH

December 18, 2023

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