Trooper William Martz

Trooper William Martz

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, March 12, 1925

William Martz

Trooper Martz was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while guarding bank robbers at the Berrien County Jail. The other officer began to inspect his own revolver when it discharged and struck Trooper Martz. He succumbed to his injuries two days later.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 12, 2012

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