Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Jerry Arnold Martinez

Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Jerry Arnold Martinez

I knew you by reputation, at first, and that my partner, for the day, Glen Huber thought you were a fine Deputy and that He liked and respected you a lot!! We all had lunch together & I enjoyed meeting you and thought you were very kind and friendly!! Later, that evening, you both were killed, and it will forever sadden my soul that two such incredible officers and kind, caring men, were taken from us, in their prime!! I will forever remember the both of you as caring, brave and incredibly dedicated men and law enforcement officers! Rest in Peace! Your families will forever, be in my prayers!! Connie Marsh

Connie Marsh former Mounted Patrol, NMSP
Former Mounted Patrol, New Mexico State Police

December 31, 2022

Rest In Peace Primo, Thank you for your service. You will forever be missed by your family and the community.

-Julián Martínez

February 5, 2021

Deputy Martinez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rio Arriba County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2021

Deputy Martinez, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 7, 2020

Glen as I am preparing to teach OS at the NMLEA tomorrow, I am thinking of you and the values, great courage and honor you established for all to see and want to be like you.... One of New Mexico's FINEST... RLTW
Every time I teach an OS class I reflect on you and how you lived your life.

RIP - Warrior

Jack F. Jones II NMSP 1973 -1984

Deputy Chief Jack Jones II
Espanola Police Department

October 14, 2019


Tonight, I was thinking about You, and that Horrific Day..

(May You Rest-In-Peace……)

Michael B. Parlor

December 13, 2017

God Bless you Deputy Martinez, thank you for your bravery and dedication, may God Bless your family and loved one's!

Ret. Penns P/O & State Investigator

January 26, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heat's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 26, 2012

Deputy Martinez you are remembered today by the members of the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 26, 2012

Deputy Matinez, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 26, 2010



February 25, 2008



January 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 17, 2007

Its been such a long time since you have been gone so many things have happened. There are people who have been reunited with you. Your daughter has grown into a beautiful young lady.


August 29, 2007

I never had the opportunity to meet the two law enforcement officers who were slain. However, a dear friend and coworker of mine (Gil SAENZ LAPD-RIP), knew both of them and had nothing but great things to say. May you both Rest In Peace! Semper Fi, M. B. P.

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 14, 2006

After all these years' memories have surfaced and I have thought of you often and had said my prayers for your family. You were always a wonderful friend and we did have great high school memories. I just wanted you and your family to know that you have not been forgotten... God Bless you and your family.....
Your friend forever,

Berta (Monge) Beck
High School Classmate & Friend

April 19, 2006

Rest easy, brother. You lived and died a hero, never to be forgotten. May God comfort those you left behind. The star continues to be pinned because of people like you who give the ultimate sacrafice.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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