Patrolman Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Patrolman Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 1947

Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Patrolman Martin was shot and killed by a jail prisoner. Three officers had entered the prisoner's cell to quiet the prisoner, who was creating a disturbance. Another officer saw that the prisoner had a gun and drew his, but the prisoner was able to shoot all three officers before being killed.

Patrolman Martin had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, three sisters, and a brother.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by another officer

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