Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Elias Martinez, Jr.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Elias Martinez, Jr.

Rest in peace Brother Elias.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

September 22, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
R.I.P Motorman!

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

September 22, 2017

Deepest sympathy to the family and fellow officers who knew and worked with officer Martinez. Our prayers for God's grace go out to all of you.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2017

Thank you for your service! May God watch over your family & fellow officers during this trying time!

Ruthann Cross, Civilian

September 21, 2017

I think this poem is appropriate for my Brother in Blue. I will miss him and think of him often.
John P. Zepeda

Rider down.
The call went out.
The caller cried.
There was no doubt.
When you spend your life pushing the wind sometimes the wind lets you down.

Rider down. Rider down.

He drank from life
From the brim to the dreggs
Standing tall
With both feet on the pegs
Grinnin' from ear to ear
With that engine completely unwound

Rider Down. Rider Down.

Strong will
Never givin' in
He wore his code
Right there on his skin
Straight on
Come what may
It was his life
He lived it his way

Rider down. Rider down.

Draped in black
We said good bye
With heads hung low
Under gathering skies
They say the Lord works in mysterious ways
Maybe it'll make sense one of these days

Rider Down. Rider Down

So as you go
And make your way
Please heed
The words I say
You can cuss life for moving so slow
But it's God Damned amazing how quickly it goes.

Rider Down. Rider Down.

~ Gabe Wooton

Rest In Peace Sonny!

Metro Police Department

September 21, 2017

Your God's foot soldier that served other's while on earth, now that you have ascended to heaven your an angel a divine protector to look after us all! A special soul chosen by God!

Owner/ News One Nevada, International Jo
News One Nevada

September 21, 2017

To the family of Police Officer Elias "Sonny" Martinez, friends, Chief of Police Vera Bumpers and the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department. You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department, NC

September 21, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 21, 2017



Ret. TFC. Theresa Medcalf
Ga. State Patrol

September 21, 2017

Deepest Sympathy o the Martinez Family and to rhe Brothers and Sisters of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department

Chapalin T.L. Longacre
F.O.P.Red Rose Lodge #16 Lancaster Pa.

September 20, 2017

Meeting "Sonny" Martinez in July 1993 was truly a life changing experience for me. Being a Rookie Officer but having some law enforcement experience under my belt, it was both educating and fun to see him and the other Officers dealing with those who did not always feel "Metro Police Department" was of the same authority as HPD or HCSO.

I retired from Metro in 2008, but am still working in Law Enforcement as a Dispatcher and Reserve Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, I have the enjoyment of telling some "War Stories" from working with Sonny and it warms my heart.

He really did have a smile that could brighten you day even when you just finished the worst shift of your life. He would be the first to put out his hand and give you either a firm handshake, or to us female Officers get a big brother hug.

With his smile and personality I have watched him soften an unwilling suspect into a safely handcuffed individual. I've seen him make an entire room burst into laughter until there were tears in their eyes.

I will forever miss him, I will forever call him my Brother, and I will forever be so proud to be known as a friend to him.

My prayers to his wife, his children, his brothers and sisters in blue, his friends, and to all the many lives he has touch because of being the wonderful person that he chose to be while he lived on this earth. Heaven has really got an Angel with that loving smile this time. I know he'll keep watch over the rest of us while he's on duty up stairs.

Rest now Soldier, your tour of duty is over.

Montgomery SO Res. Dp, Lyndia Ramsey
Former Metro PD Officer (Ret)

September 20, 2017

Sorry that you left us early. A fellow deputy in our department and friend of mine died a motorcycle crash as well. Thank you for your service to your community and this great nation. May your family be blessed and always live by your example. RIP brother.

James Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County (Reno, Nv.) and Nv. DPS

September 20, 2017

You've served your time here with us. You've earned your wings. We'll take it from here. Love and prayers to your family, friends and Metro Police Officers.

DSFP Tracy Vohwinkle
Delaware State Fire Police

September 20, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Martinez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

September 20, 2017

My condolences and Prayers to Officer Martinez's wife and children and to the members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Dept.. Officer Martinez thank you for your many years of service. May you rest in peace.

Retired Leiut. Armen L. Hagopian
Highland Park Michigan Dept. of Public Safety. (Police Dept.)

September 20, 2017

Our prayers go out to the family, friends and coworkers.
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE

D.A. Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

September 20, 2017

Sonny Martinez was my phase two FTO and my evaluation FTO 25 years ago. We became friends then, and remained friends. He was a man of ethics and morals, believed in doing the right thing by others.

He was a man I truly trusted, and I will miss him terribly.

Curtis Holloway

September 20, 2017

Avenue of Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho

September 20, 2017

Dear Lord, please watch over the family, friends, and loved ones of this Officer in these most trying, and difficult times. Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is over.......

SGT John L Gulledge Ret
Escambia County Sheriff Office (FL)

September 20, 2017

I met Sonny about twenty years ago when I was a motor cop for the City of Stafford. We shared coffee and laughs many times. He was quick with a joke and had no problem with others laughing at his expense. You were a good man Sonny and the rest of us are better for knowing you.
God bless you!!!

Retired Sgt. Bob Richards
Stafford Police Dept.

September 20, 2017

finest man i knew...period.

k. martin

September 20, 2017

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

September 20, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police

September 20, 2017

All gave some,so,e gave all. Rest in Peace!

Bryan Waltz
Avon Lake PD (OH) Ret.

September 19, 2017

RIP brother, you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

September 19, 2017

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