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Donald Ray Martin
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1935
Death: Aug. 19, 1978

Correctional Officer Donald Martin died as a result of an attack by an inmate at the Kansas State Penitentiary. The suspect had taken a female hostage during an escape attempt.

On August 14th, an inmate at the Kansas State Penitentiary attempted an escape through the infirmary. During the escape attempt the inmate attacked the nurse on duty and then beat Officer Martin with a metal chair, crushing his skull.

Officer Martin was rushed to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City where he died of the injuries five days later.

The inmate was charged with first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and attempted rape, but accepted a plea deal that dropped the attempted rape charge. He was sentenced to 30 years to life and remained in the prison system until his death on July 28, 2007.

Officer Martin was a veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Name: Donald Martin
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1935
Death Date: 19 Aug 1978
SSN: 557468015
Enlistment Date 1: 15 Jun 1954
Release Date 1: 18 Feb 1958
Branch 2: ARMY
Enlistment Date 2: 13 May 1957
Release Date 2: 30 Apr 1977
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section O, Site 1358
Created by: Roanho
Record added: Nov 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80705633
Donald Ray Martin
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Donald Ray Martin
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Donald Ray Martin
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