12 December 2012 0 Comments

Remembrances Officer Down George Martin Carlisle Police End of Watch 8 April 1893





Patrolman George Martin
Carlisle Police Department

End of Watch: April 8, 1893

26 year old Patrolman George Martin was shot and killed by a burglar he pursued into a alley near South Street. Two days later the suspect was arrested by police in  Winchester, Virginia.  The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged on March 1, 1894, less than a year later.
Read more: Officer Down Memorial Page Patrolman George Martin April 8, 1893

I included this to contrast the  murder of John Willis Cole, 101 years later, where the defendant’s death penalty is really a life sentence of endless appeals.READ MORE  Attorneys for Harrisburg man facing execution for killing New Cumberland police officer eye more appeals April 10, 2012, JOHN BEAUGE The Patriot-News




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