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.

Martin met the gang on Laramie Avenue near Van Buren Street. The kidnappers penetrated his disguise 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 and the $15,000 had been paid.

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

Detective Raymond Martin was 30 years old and is survived by two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2313

Incident Details

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

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Det. Martin,
On today, the 88th 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.


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May 15, 2017

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