Deputy Sheriff Luther Allen Martin

Deputy Sheriff Luther Allen Martin

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1928

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Luther Allen Martin

Deputy Luther Martin died while attempting to apprehend bootleggers when his car went down an 18-foot embankment and his neck was broken.

Two men were arrested in Greenville on charges they pushed the car of Deputy Martin off the embankment causing his death. The men, from Piedmont, admitted they were in the car that the deputy was chasing, but denied pushing the car off the road. They claimed that they thought the Cadillac in which the deputy was driving had a tire puncture or developed engine trouble when it failed to follow them. They claim not to have known of the deputy’s death until they read the afternoon papers.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 18, 2020

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