Patrolman George H. Martin

Patrolman George H. Martin

Carlisle Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1893

George H. Martin

Patrolman George Martin was shot and killed by a burglar he pursued into a 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 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

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It was an exceptional honor to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the memorial dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather as well as the other selfless public servants who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Cumberland County.

Humbled and inspired.

Andrew Morrison

May 14, 2013

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