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David H. Martin
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Birth: 1829
Death: Aug. 6, 1861

Patrolman David Martin was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a suspect that had just burglarized 128 Adams Street in Brooklyn.

When a neighbor heard someone in the house he summoned Patrolman Martin. Patrolman Martin gave chase of the suspect and overtook him at the corner of Prospect and Washington Streets. As Patrolman Martin grabbed hold of the suspect, he suddenly turned and stabbed the patrolman twice in the neck.

Injured, Patrolman Martin was able to hit the suspect in the head with his club, knocking him senseless to the sidewalk. Two Patrolmen who heard the disturbance responded and captured the suspect.
Patrolman Martin was removed to a doctor's office, but the doctor was unable to treat the wounds and Patrolman Martin died 15 minutes later.
Patrolman Martin is survived by his wife and three children.

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Name David Martin
Event Type Death
Event Date 06 Aug 1861
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Address 32 Stanton St
Residence Place Brooklyn, New York
Gender Male
Age 32
Marital Status Unknown
Birth Year (Estimated) 1829
Birthplace U S
Cemetery Greenwood 
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Sec 69 Lot 2033
Created by: BKGenie
Record added: May 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90541400
David H. Martin
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David H. Martin
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