Officer Robert K. Martin

BADGE #474
EOW: August 15th, 1995
Age: 57

Officer Martin was shot to death during a traffic stop on the Beeline Highway, about seven miles north of Shea Boulevard. With 27 years of service, Officer Martin had the most years of service among DPS/AHP officers killed in the line of duty. His assailant, Ernesto Salgado Martinez, a 19-year-old ex-convict from Globe, fled the scene and was captured two days later in California. Martinez was sentenced to death in 1998 after being convicted on Sept. 26, 1997, on one count of first-degree murder, two counts of theft and two counts of misconduct.

Robert K. Martin Memorial Site

Southbound SR 87 milepost 195

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