Badge #474

Residence:  Chandler

End of Watch:  August 15, 1995

 

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. Today, Martinez awaits sentencing after being convicted on Sept. 26, 1997, on one count of first-degree murder, two counts of theft and two counts of misconduct.

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