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 crash 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. He is survived by his wife, parents, and brother.


  • 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

vehicle pursuit

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John E Wilson EMT-Paramedic retired.
I ran the call when Mike was taken away from us. After all the years I have never forgotten that call. I had the privilege to work the same area as him and Trooper MH Lee D333.
His loss was incalculable and his service to the state will never be forgotten by me.
I’ll always remember 07/22/1988 and that call

John Wilson EMT-P supervisor Retired
Rockingham County EMS

May 7, 2023

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