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Detective Clifton Martinez

San Antonio Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 2019

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Reflections for Detective Clifton Martinez

Detective Martinez, may the animals responsible for your murder find true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

Though you have been viciously taken from this world physically, all who know and love you best will always feel you with them as they keep you in their hearts and minds.

God Bless, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 21, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Martinez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at San Antonio Independent School District Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 21, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

January 20, 2020

PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND TO OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. ANOTHER WARRIOR IS TAKEN FROM US. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE WOMAN LINDA K
NONE

January 17, 2020

PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND TO OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. ANOTHER WARRIOR IS TAKEN FROM US. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE WOMAN LINDA K
NONE

January 17, 2020

Detective Martinez, the world is full of evil people and yet you chose your profession knowing full well what you will be encountering on a daily basis. your long and faithful service to keep others safe will not go unnoticed by our good Lord who knows and sees everything. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

January 14, 2020

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

January 13, 2020

Rest in peace Brother.

Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 6, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

January 4, 2020

To the family of Detective Clifton Martinez, friends, Police Chief Joe Curiel and the San Antonio Independent School District Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16 & 17
"The LORD to close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

January 2, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 1, 2020

My heart goes out to the family and department as you grieve the loss of Detective Martinez. I ask God to be with you all and comfort you. Condolences on your loss.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

December 31, 2019

May his soul forever rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas M Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 30, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Clifton Martinez, while he was off duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also our prayers and thoughts to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office where Detective Martinez had previously served,

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 29, 2019

Very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 28, 2019

Rest with God. ..Prayers to your family and also to your family of Blue. May God hold you in the palm of his hand

Linda Kemph
Mother of a Dallas Police Officer

December 27, 2019

REST WITH GOD
MY PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND TO YOUR FAMILY OF BLUE
YOU GAVE YOUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFT BY BEING A POLICE OFFICER
THANK YOU.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE OFFICER Linda
None

December 26, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 26, 2019

Rest in Peace Detective Martinez . May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 26, 2019

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Detective Clifton Martinez, of the San Antonio Independent School District, Texas Police Department, was taken from us on Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was intentionally struck and killed, in the Line-of-Duty, by a vehicle after he broke up a fight at an IHOP Restaurant. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can go to the Father except by way of the Son. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain / Rev. Steven R. Closs, DDiv, RPP, NACM, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Minister/Chaplain
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Member of the National Certified Chaplains Association
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

December 25, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the immediate family and fellow officers. Rest in peace Sir.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff , OCSO FL
Osceola County Sheriff Office

December 25, 2019

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

December 25, 2019

I'll miss you buddy

Patrolman Jon H
San Antonio Police

December 25, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

December 25, 2019

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