CPL Wayne Martinez

  • Birth 5 Mar 1970 Wyoming, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 1997 Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA
  • Memorial ID 21181059

Wayne Martinez was a Corrections Guard for the Wyoming State Prison in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a Corporal. He served 7 years for the Department of Corrections, dying in the line of duty at age 27. A couple of inmates gained control to the Shift Commanders Office in an escape attempt. They attacked Corporal Martinez, beating him and stabbing him three times. The suspects fled in a truck, but was stopped by Guards at the Exterior Fence when they opened fire on them. Corporal Martinez was survived by his wife, four daughters, one son, and his parents.


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  • Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
  • Added: 26 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21181059
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Wayne Martinez (5 Mar 1970–26 Jun 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21181059, citing Rawlins Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas (contributor 46786768) .