Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez

Pueblo de San Ildefonso Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, April 10, 1994

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Reflections for Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez

Acting Chief Martinez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 10, 2024

Not a day goes by without you in my thoughts, here I am years later making the ranks of Lieutenant and now Detective. I owe it all to you, putting my badge on every day reminds me of you. Your missing a great family and grandkids. We all love you

Detective Isaac Martinez

November 19, 2022

In Honor And Respect, Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez, Sir, Thank You For Your Years Of Dedicated Service To Law Enforcement... You Are Honored And Remembered For The Ultimate Sacrifice That You Made On That Very Tragic Day... Peace, Blessings And Strength To Your Family... May You Rest In Eternal Peace, Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez...

Gail Mercado

April 10, 2021

Grandpa, I never got to meet you. But man do I really wish I could. As we come up to your 27th anniversary I sit here and wish you could be here for everything happening in life. But I know your in the clouds way above watching over us all. My dad is following in your foot steps gramps; everyday he puts on the vest behind the badge, and serves the community just like you did. I really wish you were here, you have an amazing family. Not a day goes by without me thinking about you. Your academy class picture hangs above my front door in my home. My kids are very curious to know so much about you! With everything going on in the world right now; as more LEO lose their lives in the line of duty I can't help but cry, and pray for those families. I immediately think of the morning you got taken from us. It's not fair. No family deserves the tragic heartache. Please continue to watch over us. I know our angel (you) fly fast enough to be with us all whenever we need you the most. I Love You Grandpa!

Alyssa Martinez

March 24, 2021

The day I will never forget. My heart was broken. Thank you for your services Issac. You are missed.

Jan Merhege/Dispatcher
Santa Clara Tribal Police

April 10, 2020

I remember this horrible day like it was yesterday. Rest peacefully my brother. Til we meet again.

Christian Lopez
Española PD (Retired)

April 10, 2020

Coming up on 25 years since you were taken from us. Not a day has gone by that I don't think about you. I still remember the last birthday of mine that you came to less than a month before this tragedy. I still have the card you gave me and it still makes me laugh every time I read it. I just turned 37 and can't believe I'm 4 years older than you were when you were called home. I've tried my best to be a man of honor and integrity like you and to make sure that the mistakes I made shortly after you died did not define me. I miss you uncle and will see you again when my time comes.

John Griego

March 26, 2019

May his soul rest in Heaven, and God bless his family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

December 14, 2017

Its been 20 years today. I'm still doing this job 22 years later. I remember being introduced to you that first day on the job back in Jan. 1992. You were introduced to me as my FTO. Your passion for the job, the community and the pride you took in what the badge stands for still remains with me. I have many good memories of you My Friend, My Mentor and my FTO. RIP Brother!

Lt. Chris Naranjo
Southern Ute Police Dept., Co. USA

April 10, 2014

Ikie miss you! God bless you in heaven will see you someday.


August 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifteenth 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 10, 2009

We played football together at NMSU. You weren't very big, but you were tough as nails. We recently had our 30th anniversary Missouri Valley Conference football champions reunion and we missed having you there. You were remembered by your former teammates and spoken of fondly.
God bless you and those you left behind. Rest well my brother and I'll see you when it's my time.

Lt. Bill McNeil (Ret.)
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Dept., Las Cruces, NM

September 30, 2008

It has been a long time. Yet every day I am reminded of that fateful night. You have not been forgotten and never will. The date of your death will forever be commemorated by the birthdate of my second son. (Named Isaac). Rest well my friend

CSI Carlos Baca
SFPD-former RASO

September 18, 2008

Isaac the espanola p.d will never forget you,and i will never forget you .


July 28, 2008



May 1, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 6, 2008

The time has passed so quickly since you left this world. I never took the time to say thanks, thanks for being one of the good guys and for your friendship. I have a lot of memories of Espanola Valley, the fishing spots you showed me and my on-going addiction to Carne Adovada. You'll never be forgotten my brother. We'll 87 again at 42.

K. Heider
NMSP - Retired

March 28, 2006

Well, what is wrong with this picture? I know: Why on earth was that scum aquitted?
Acting Cheif Isaac Benjamin Martinez: Thank you for your devotion to duty. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Copenhagen, Denmark

March 23, 2006

Issac I will never forget that night or you.

A E Miller

March 18, 2006

Your memory shall never be lost. You will always be remembered by your brothers!! R I P

Ofc. J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Dept., MI.

September 25, 2005

Isaac....ten years later & to the day of your death. No fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

April 10, 2004

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