Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff John E. Martin

Starr County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 1, 1881

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Reflections for Sheriff John E. Martin

I just found out that Sheriff Martin is my GGG grandfather. His surviving son was William D Martin SR who married Liciana Martin and had 7 children in Starr County Texas. My grandpa was William D Martin JR. My father is Richard L Martin and his brother is William D Martin III. I am deeply moved and proud about this information.

Jason Richard Martin

Jason Martin
Great Great Great Grandson

January 4, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 2, 2009

Sheriff Martin,
On today, the 127th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Starr County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


December 1, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 1, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 19, 2007

As a former citizen and Starr County Deputy Sheriff, I'd like to thank you for your service.

It is a shame to have worked for the department and not know of your ultimate sacrifice. I think more should be done by the department to honor you.

Alberto R. Olivares

SBPA Alberto R. Olivares
US Border Patrol

December 15, 2005

As a retired Federal Agent with 24 years service, I respect your dedication to duty and recognize your making the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you Great-Grandfather for giving me the vision of public service.

Judge Wm. D. Martin III
Justice Court, Pct. 1 - Place 2, Mclennan County, TX

November 20, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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