Remembering Patrolman Daniel Martinez

Please take a moment and remember Fort Smith Police Officer Daniel Martinez JR who was murdered in the line of duty on March 23, 2007. Officer Martinez answered his final call that Friday night by helping a mother retrieve her son at her ex-boyfriend’s home. The ex-boyfriend was arrested earlier in the day after a domestic disturbance. The brother of the man arrested answered the door and greeted the mother and Officer Martinez. He closed the door as if he was going to bring the child to the door but returned with a 9mm handgun and shot Officer Martinez in the head. The coward murderer fled the scene and took his own life when law enforcement approached him near Sprio, OK. Officer Martinez previously served with Poteau, Panama, Shady Point, and Wister Police Departments located in Oklahoma. He began his service to the citizens of Fort Smith on July 3, 2006. Officer Martinez is survived by his wife and five children. Rest in Peace Brother.

FOP Lodge 39 post.

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