Don Martin retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
He was sheriff of Dickson County from 1982 to 1994. He stepped down from his position as sheriff after winning re-election and appointed his Chief Deputy, Tom Wall, as sheriff; then took the position of deputy.
Don remained in law enforcement until his death. His funeral precession was comprised of dozens of police vehicles from cities and counties all across Tennessee; and was one of the longest on record in Dickson County.
He was known for being a very soft spoken man.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Martin, and his son, Greg Martin. Greg followed his father into the profession of law enforcement. He has served his community as a deputy sheriff and police dispatcher. He currently holds the position of Sergeant of Dispatch with the Dickson County Dispatch Communications Center.
Please visit the Dickson County Sheriff's Office Former Employee Virtual Cemetery
Dickson County Memorial Gardens
Created by: Robert Estes
Record added: Feb 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24812968
Added: May. 5, 2009