Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Sergeant Gregory Keith Martin

Jonesville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 5, 1996

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Reflections for Patrol Sergeant Gregory Keith Martin

Sunday while going and yesterday evening while returning from a trip, I passed your E.O.W. location on I-77, and while that location always stirs memories of that night, the timing of this instance made it particularly poignant. How I wish I could have been there for you that night - how I wish anyone of us could have been there for you that night. But that wasn't to be. "Self-initiated Field Activity". That is what lead you to that vehicle stop on I-77. It wasn't in response to a call originated by what someone else had seen - it was initiated by you, based upon two, three or however many little things you saw that to your trained and experienced eye told you something just wasn't right about that vehicle. And you were right...and being right and a good proactive officer cost you your life, and cost our profession the likes of you. But, who knows what DID NOT happen to someone else, because of your "self-initiative" that night? I hope you have since learned the answer to that and hope it has brought a measure of peace. I also hope you know that always, but particularly tonight, you are remembered and appreciated. Thanks.

NC Officer

October 5, 2023

October 5th is a particularly dark day for North Carolina law enforcement. ODMP cites seven who gave their all for the Tarheel state on this day of the year. While evil outnumbered you on the side of the interstate that night, evil ultimately found itself outnumbered by the masses of your fellow officers who year after year, for sixteen and seventeen years pursued justice for you, fueled by the maxim: "No one wounds us with impunity!" All seven of you share not just an end of watch date, but a fidelity to service. The fabric of our profession was strengthened by the contributions you made, and weakened by your loss.

NC Officer

October 5, 2022

Forever thankful for the service and true sacrifice for all of us. I won't let your name be forgotten or any other Hero's name who has played the ultimate price for people. I know you have wings and I know we know each other in heaven regardless of what they preach. They might not understand some words the way they are written but if they are blessed they might be touched by an angel of the Lord. Warriors are the Lord's Army Forever MORE!

Miss Samantha Martin
K-9 Unit

November 2, 2020

Though another year has passed, your life and fidelity to service continue to be remembered. Thanks.

NC Officer

October 5, 2020

RIP Brother My Thanks to you & my prayers to your Family

Brother in law Enforcement Charles Guin

June 23, 2020

I was the Trooper who responded to assist Sergeant Martin. Greg was not only a brother LEO but a great friend!

Sergeant E.V. (Vann) Tate, Retired
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

October 9, 2019

I know Greg from high school. A great person who never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. Be your children and wife guardian angel. God speed my friend

Etta Bush

October 6, 2019

Your loss is still mourned; your service is still appreciated; your life is still remembered. Thanks. God Bless You Gregory Martin.

NC Officer

October 5, 2019

I saw your story yesterday on Swiss-German TV, the story was very tragic.
Many thanks to the men and women who have not given up for justice to prevail.
R.I.P Patrol Sergant Martin.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

December 22, 2018

I'm so very sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for all touched by this tragedy. I'm also very thankful that the suspects have finally been apprehended. Thank you for your service, along with Sergeant Martin, it takes a families sacrifice. Prayers go out for you all.

Kim Davis
None wife of a law enforcement Officer

November 18, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 6, 2016

The man who shot Sergeant Martin (Scott Sica) has now died in prison. Justice has been done.
My thoughts go out to Sergeant Marin's family, I hope they can find a way to heal from this tragedy. Many thanks to Greg Martin for serving in our nation's law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 20, 2016

Mr. Martin,
I am so glad that after all these years that they've finally found your killers. I am so happy that I have tears in my eyes. What grabbed my attention is all the airs that Americas Most wanted put up. Now you can finally rest in peace knowing they got caught. RIP Mr. Martin God bless you and your family. And i personally wanna say thanks for protecting us and for who you are. Your memory will beckon for years to come! RIP NCSHP Tate couldn't talk without tearing up I know he's relived just like the rest of us.
God speed RIP Mr. Martin we'll take care of the cowards that did this to you justice is finally being served.

Anthony Woodruff Jr.

July 11, 2014

Scott Vincent Sica was sentenced this morning to life without parole in your murder. Two other men are pending trial as well, but it would appear Sica was the man that pulled the trigger to end your life. So many of your fellow officers from across the country worked for years maintaining fidelity to the pledge that: "No one wounds - or kills - us with impunity!" All these years the memorial rides on the anniversary of your death, reminded the world that "No one wounds - or kills - us with impunity!". Today that pledge has been reaffirmed. Rest In Peace now, Sergeant Gregory Martin; for your tour of duty is now truly completed.

NC Officer

March 25, 2014

My brother, I have been praying for this arrest for many years. The SBI was working on leads all which seem to lead to more questions than answers. Your brother officers, your law enforcement family would never stop looking for your killers until they were arrested.

Capt. Glenn E. Kresge
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

January 29, 2013

Your sacrifice was not in vain. My prayers to your family and department, and my thanks to the investigators who brought your cowardly killer(s) to justice.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY.

January 29, 2013

As the moral fiber of our society continues to erode, it is because of the sacrifice of police officers like Sgt. Martin that only bolsters my respect for police officers everywhere and the most difficult job they do. God Bless and may the Good Lord continue to have mercy on the soul of Sgt. Gregory Martin.

Addiction and Behavioral Counseling Services

January 29, 2013

I had just began my LE career in Greensboro, NC when this occurred. So very happy to see justice being served. Thanks to the men and women who kept this investigation going and will finally bring closure for your family.

HSI Special Agent
Former Greensboro PD

January 29, 2013

I read where 2 more men were arrested, that brings the number to 3...Looks like a lot of people have really worked hard at trying to bring your killers to justice..

Retired NC Police Officer
Greensboro PD

January 28, 2013

Greg, They finally arrested someone for your murder!! You would be so proud of your fellow brother officers. I love you and miss you so much!! RIP SGT. Greg Martin....

Melissa Blakely

October 9, 2012

It is our honor to have been able to assist. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Martin family and to the members of the Jonesville Police Department.

Members of the Special Operations Unit
Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

October 6, 2012

On the 16th anniversary of your murder I wanted to take time to salute your service. I just read where they have charged a man by the name of Scott Sica for your murder in Florida. It has been a long time coming to this by finally were are getting justice for you. Prayers to your family and loved ones.

Former NC Officer

October 5, 2012

I cross that bridge (memorial) every year on or around Labor Day and this year (hardly a month ago) I was on the phone with another officer and recall telling him I was starting to doubt that the case would ever be solved. I'm SO glad I was wrong! Thanks to those who never gave up, and I hope this gives some measure of peace and closure to the survivors (family, friends, and coworkers.)

Lieutenant David Kiser
Burke County (NC) Sheriff's Office

October 4, 2012

God Bless


October 4, 2012

May Sgt. Martin rest in peace and eternal light shine upon him. May God continue to give the Martin family the strength to forge through life without their father,husband,son and friend.

Sgt. Robert Gambuti(ret)
Village of Chester PD

October 4, 2012

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