Trooper Michael Louis Martin

Trooper Michael Louis Martin

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, July 22, 1988

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Michael Louis Martin

Trooper Michael Martin succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident the previous day while chasing a motorcycle on NC-87, near Reidsville. As he approached a curve in the roadway he lost control of his patrol car, which struck an oncoming truck. He was taken to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to injuries the next day.

The motorcycle he was chasing was never found.

Trooper Martin had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for four years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge D-338

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 21, 1988
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

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