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Deputy Hugh Allan Martin

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, April 13, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Hugh Allan Martin

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 14, 2020

Rest in peace Hugh.

Deputy, IBM 1095.

September 30, 2018

Hugh was one of the most conscientious deputies I ever had the pleasure working with. He could be counted on to back up his teammates. He alsways gave 100%. One of the finest people I have ever worked with.

Steve Borden EPSO Deputy 1990-1992

August 23, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 5, 2018

Tribute to a Hero

Lord, as we stand here today with others
for a hero to pass this way
Waving flags in the wind, we can hear
the birds sing.
With our hands on our hearts, we give
tribute to a fallen hero.
Kind smiles as we wave, our hands wipe
the tears away, as this hero comes our way.
Even the clouds are dark and heavy today, they
seem to join in with tears of rain on this sad day.
The sound of traffic even was still as you made
the journey to the final resting place.
And as the sun goes down at the end of this day,
God seems to leave a warm sense of feeling
as if to say your hero is with me today.
This reminds me Lord that some day you will return,
and will we stand and be ready?
Lord, put your loving arms and shield of protection
around these other hero's today.
This hero will always be remembered by his friends.
His characteristics, his love for others, and his
kindness and his smile.
He was a hero in every sense of the way. A
real true hero the night he was called away.
He was a hero risking his life for others,
and what he believed in.
But most of all he was a great hero in the
eyes of his son in his deputy garbs.
Now he will be added to all the other hero's
---Hugh Allen Martin----

My name if Marlene McClure. We lived in Colorado Springs
the night your dad's life was taken. We did not know your dad
but really felt that he gave his life protecting us all in Colorado Springs. While we stood out on Academy Blvd., I felt God speaking to my heart as the family limo went by and I saw you in the window waving a flag. I wanted to share this poem with you and anyone else who would like one.

Marlene McClure

June 2, 2015


You have left a long standing legacy at the office and you are not forgotten.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office

July 15, 2014

Hugh Martin was my shift partner, my car partner, my friend, a terrific father and was soon to be married to a fantastic lady when his life was ended by a drug transporter. Hugh always wore a smile and brought positive energy to his job. It has been a long time since Hugh moved on to a greater patrol district, but I think of him often and I miss him terribly. People like Hugh are never replaced, just cherished and remembered. God bless Hugh!

Officer Bob Johnson
Lafayette Police Department

October 24, 2012

Deputy Martin,

Right now I am completing my internship with El Paso County Sheriff's Office. I also am working to complete my degree in criminal justice through PPCC. I wish to thank you for your service to this county. I hope to serve soon enough with your brothers and sisters in EPCSO. I will keep your legacy in mind as I strive to become a part of the very agency of which you served so honorably, sir. R.I.P.


July 25, 2012

Deputy Martin,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

April 13, 2012

You are NEVER forgotten. RIP brother.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2012

It has been twenty years since we lost you. I was one of the two sergeants on the SWAT Team that night and will always remember your professionalism as well as your sense of humor. Know that you are always remembered, Hugh.

Sergeant Roger Plank-Retired
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2012

Hugh, I was with you the night of the shooting. I was one of the sergeants on the team that night. I will never forget your professionalism as well as your sense of humor as we prepared for that no-knock warrant. We kidded each other and that is how I will remember you. It is April 13, 2012, and has been twenty years since the shooting, but you are not forgotten.

Sergeant Roger Plank-Retired
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2012

He was the most amazing person in my life. We were very close. He looked out for me at all times. There is not a day that does not go by that I don't think about him, or his son Brandon. My Uncle was not perfect but we were a family, I respected him. He loved his job so much, it is what he wanted to do. To have a job that you love so much that you enjoy everyday makes it worth it. I could not have asked for a better Uncle. I miss him and his son, Brandon if you read this know we miss you and love. Hugh you are my hero to this very day. Thank you for teaching me and being there for me.

jeanine fark

April 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Martin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for leaving all the wonderful comments about my father. It really means a lot to me to hear about all those that knew him. I would love to hear more stories from anyone that knew him since i only have a few to remember myself. If anyone would like to share them with me please feel free to email me. Thank you all and God Bless.

Brandon H. Martin

Brandon Hugh Martin

August 31, 2011

We visited the NLEOM last week and paid our respects to you and so many others from this area. We took a rubbing of your name and I thought of Eileen, Spike, and the rest of your family. We pray for them to find peace. Such a young life lost so long ago, but never, EVER forgotten. Thank you for your service and may God hold your family in his grace always.

Erin Gibson
Wife of a CSPD Officer

April 12, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 13, 2010

Hugh, you are the best friend I will ever have. You were a great cop. My heart is heavy when I think that your wife and son will not have you around in the future. I love you pardner. Forever.

robert peterson
ogden police dept

August 29, 2009

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my thoughts and prayers today. You are loved and missed by so many.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 13, 2009

Deputy Martin - Rest easy, Sir, we have the watch for now. We'll all meet up, later, and swap stories at EOW. Keep a seat warm for us, please.

Ofcr. K. Moreland (ret. Sgt.)
Monument, CO PD (ret. LAPD)

April 1, 2009

On April 13, 1992, I was employed with El Paso County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff. I will never forget that deadful day. We were grief-stricken, but had a call-to-duty to fulfil; a greater duty of professionalism, dedication, and oath to protect and serve the one that caused us so MUCH pain. Hugh, you are soley missed, but NEVER forgotten. Your memory lives on in our hearts, and the community you served so faithfully.

Sgt. Cynthia Cureton
Philadelphia Police Department
South Detective Division

Sgt. Cynthia A. Cureton
Philadelphia Police Dept., Philadelphia, PA

October 28, 2008

Everyday we remember you. We will be bigger, faster, and stronger because of you. You gave all for us, we thank you.
I hope we can meet the mark you set so high.


September 22, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 16, 2008

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero

Deputy Martin, you served this county as a brave man and we thank you for your service and dedication to making it safer.

Wife of a CSPD Officer

May 2, 2008

I never met you, but am aware of how well-liked you were by your friends, family, and co-workers. Your service to this community has not been forgotten.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

April 14, 2008

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