Patrolman Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Patrolman Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 1947

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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, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, three sisters, and a brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Mr Martin

Carson loveless

February 3, 2024

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