|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1980|
Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Jennings County Sheriff's Department, Indiana, Deputy Gerald Martin was struck and killed by a race car while working a security detail at the Twin Cities Speedway near Vernon, Indiana.While Deputy Martin was speaking with a subject regarding an argument with two others at the track, he was struck from behind by a race car. The race car's accelerator apparently stuck when coming around the outside turn of the track. This caused its driver to lose control and the vehicle went over the curve, end over end, before striking all four individuals. Deputy Martin died a short time later at Jennings Community Hospital from his injuries that also killed the subject he was speaking with.Deputy Martin had served with the Jennings County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He was also a dispatcher with the North Vernon Police Department and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Deputy Martin is survived by a son, three daughters, parents, brother, and four grandchildren.
Created by: James Hustis
Record added: Nov 07, 2005
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