Deputy Sheriff John P. Martin

Deputy Sheriff John P. Martin

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 1965

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John P. Martin

Deputy Sheriff John Martin was shot and killed in an ambush in a sandpit near the Saluda River, three miles from Marietta, South Carolina.

The suspect had his wife lure Deputy Martin to the sandpit on the pretext of a rock-throwing incident. When Deputy Martin arrived the suspect shot him six times with an M-1 carbine, killing him. The suspect was later arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; M-1
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

ambush

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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