Officer Pearl Martin

Officer Pearl Martin

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 15, 1961

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Pearl Martin

Officer Pearl Martin succumbed to injuries he received in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Monroe Drive and Park Drive, NE, in Atlanta.

Officer Martin was traveling south on Monroe Drive when a northbound car turned left and struck his motorcycle. The driver was charged with failing to grant the right of way.

He was transported to Gray Hospital, where he succumbed to head injuries 16 days later.

Officer Martin was a United States Army WWII veteran and served with the Atlanta Police Department for at least 11 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and parents.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 29, 1961

motorcycle crash, routine driving

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I will always remember you my Uncle Pearl. Gone too soon but never forgotten. I will see you again!

Shelby Gene Martin

January 7, 2024

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