Chief of Police Posey C. Martin

Chief of Police Posey C. Martin

Galax Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, February 21, 1935

Posey C. Martin

Chief Martin was stabbed in the neck by a prisoner while releasing another prisoner. The other prisoner had somehow gotten a hold of a knife. Chief Martin bled to death on the jail floor after being stabbed.

Chief Martin had served with the Galax Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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I never knew Chief Martin but my father, Charles F. Martin, son of Charles Daniel Martin (1878-1927), brother to Chief Posey Martin, often spoke very highly of him. The family was very proud of him.

Elizabeth Martin
Federal Bureau of Investigation

January 6, 2018

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