Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John Lee Martin

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, November 7, 1988

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Reflections for Sergeant John Lee Martin

It's been 33 years and I still think of you every day you are missed and loved dearly I will never forget you

Evelyn r pease

July 12, 2021

I never met u but I miss u ever day soon to be 18 I will carry on ur dream I hope I'm making u proud grandpa I love u so much it's hurts that your not here but know u will never be forgotton

Destiny Martin

January 20, 2021

I never got to meet him but I love him like I did I'm crying while typing this I have one picture of him he's never gonna walk me down the aisle or see his great grand kids when I get to that part it feels like I lost everything in 8 months I'll turn 18 I'm getting a tattoo to remember him and going to his grave for the first time and I won't stop until I do imaa follow in his foot steps and become a police officer to he was taken to soon he may be gone but never forgotten it hurts me so much your not here grandpa but I'm trying my hardest to make u proud I love u so much I always will and I hope nobody gets mad at me for writing this u will always be in my heart grandpa

Destiny Martin

January 20, 2021

I met John at the teen center, he knew my dad, he ways called me lefty, he was a great person, I thought alot of him. He was great with all of the kids there. He is thought of often. And missed very much


October 12, 2020

I met John at the teen center, he knew my dad, he ways called me lefty, he was a great person, I thought alot of him. He was great with all of the kids there. He is thought of often. And missed very much


October 12, 2020

I wish I could of got to know you grampa I have heard alot of good things about you

To john jr this ia your child please contact me or mom I want to atleast talk to you. One more time please dad-zeke

Zechariah Dean martin

August 22, 2020

Saw your story on an old episode of unsolved mysteries. Was touched and not suprised reading these reflections! My Grandpa was an officer 1960-1986 retired chief Chehalis WA

You "old timers" were a different kinda lawman. To bad the youngsters didnt take after you ole' boys. Maybe you have met him in Heaven his name is Donald C. Schwartz
Thank you for your service.

Alan Appleby

August 2, 2020

I didn't know you but Jr and I married and had a son.
John please contact your son. He wants to talk with you. My number is the same.

Brandy, RN
Grandson's Mom.

July 18, 2020


Sgt Craig Russo

January 21, 2019

Bet father man could ask for miss and love you so much not day goes bye dad that wish could hold you again

John Martin jr

August 12, 2018

The best father could ever ask for not only my dad,but was also my best friend I miss and love you so much ,your son John jr

John jr

August 12, 2018

a while back i was honored with a phone call from your sister geneva was so happy to talk to her it brought back alot of good and sad memories i hope you always know you were and still are loved and missed R.I.P till we meet again.

evelyn pease 12-17-15

December 17, 2015

I never knew you Mr. John Lee Martin, but I have gotten to know your sister through Facebook which came about long after your death, and I know that you must have been a wonderful officer by the things she has written here. My father was shot and killed in Lee County VA too. He had been called over to the Cold Springs Market about some men who were hiding out in the woods around the store. They came up behind him and shot him with his own gun, when he got out of his vehicle to go into the store to see what the call was about. It was getting dark and they came up behind him and got his own gun from it's holster. He was killed several years before you but I wonder if you knew him. His name was Wilson McLain.

Betty Swanson, BAS,
friend of your sister Geneva

November 8, 2015

John, it is the day after your Birthday, and several wished you a Happy Birthday in Heaven. You are missed today as much as you were missed over 20 years ago when you left us so suddenly. I just hope and pray that our loss will give something to someone else, and that as they remember you people will be doing to others as you did . John you were, and will always be my hero. As I age I appreciate you, and what you stood for more and more. God Bless,

Sister, Geneva F Walker( Frank)

August 10, 2015

I thanked two officers yesterday for what they do your on my mind a lot every time I see a officer you may be gone but never forgotten I loved you then love you still always have and I always will

Evelyn pease

October 5, 2014

RIP Sergeant Martin. 25 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Virginia and the United States. Thank you for your service.


November 7, 2013

I will love you till I die and I will never forget you

evelyn bush

July 27, 2013

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 22, 2012

It's hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since I shared a patrol car with Sgt. Martin. He was a great friend, excellent, FTO, and one of the best officers you would ever find on the street. I am honored to have served with him.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
JCSO, Chaplain Fairview VFD

June 25, 2012

Thank you for your service ,Sir. I remember when you were wounded and passed away as if it were yesterday.God Bless You and your family.

CC3 James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction-Northeast Correctional Complex

November 28, 2011

you were my first love and i still love you you will always remain in my heart and on my mind and you will never be forgotten

evelyn bush

November 5, 2011

Johnny, it was such a great pleasure knowing you as i was a child. I can remember playing with your children. You were one of the greatest men that i ever knew.And a hero to all the kids. May u rest in peace and God bless your family. You will never be forgotton.

mary garrett hill

August 27, 2011

Sgt. Martin you are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Depatment. RIP

Detective michael kane
Boston Police Department

December 16, 2010

Today would be your birthday, you would be caught up in some slick joke that you started with either a sibling, or a fellow officer.You would be told how well you are looking( for an old man), but precious brother we aren't able to do these things because someone decided he needed to rob that clinic, and in order to do so he would take you away from your children, family, and fellow Lee countians. He couldn't take the love we still have for you. Happy Birthday in Heaver precious brother.

Geneva F Walker

August 9, 2010

I never knew Deputy Martin but I know alot of his friends and they talk about him all the time how much of a good man he was and how he gave everything he had to his family and friends and department. John your a Hero thank you for everything you did.

Deputy J.S. Spicer
Scott County Sheriffs Office

June 24, 2010

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