Patrolman George H. Martin

Patrolman George H. Martin

Carlisle Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1893

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George H. Martin

Patrolman George Martin was shot and killed by a burglar he pursued into an alley near South Street. Two days later, the suspect was arrested by police in Winchester, Virginia.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and hanged on March 1, 1894.

Patrolman Martin had served with the Carlisle Borough Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1894

foot pursuit

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Father in Heaven, Bless the soul of this thy servant Patrolman George H. Martin. Keep his spirit with you always. Bless his descendants with his strength and courage. In thy holy name we pray, Amen

Chaplain George Martin SC FOP 12

April 19, 2024

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