Patrolman Guadalupe J. Martinez

Patrolman Guadalupe J. Martinez

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1970

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Guadalupe J. Martinez

Patrolman Guadalupe Martinez was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to talk an elderly man into dropping his gun. The suspect was standing on his front porch when he suddenly raised the weapon and shot Patrolman Martinez. His partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Martinez had been with the agency for one year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 393

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Jesse C. Martinez, I carried your Uncle's photo with me for many years as an Austin Texas police officer. Your grandfather befriended me shortly after your uncle's death, as I reminded him of his son who was about my age and appearance. Can you contact me at [email protected]?

Former Senior Patrolman
Austin Texas PD 1966-1974

May 20, 2020

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