Detective Raymond E. Martin

Detective Raymond E. Martin

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 15, 1929

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Raymond E. Martin

Detective Raymond Martin was murdered while acting as a decoy in a kidnap plot. He was selected for the detail and was to bring $15,000 ransom money to free a prosperous real estate dealer.

Detective Martin met the gang on Laramie Avenue near Van Buren Street. The kidnappers discovered his identity and shot him to death as other officers ran to assist. The detective fell to the ground as he was firing at the getaway car.

The suspects escaped with the $15,000.

Detective Martin was transported to Francis Willard Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Detective Raymond Martin was survived by two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2313

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

abducted, undercover

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Det. Martin,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 15, 2019

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