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    Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Crash
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:06 AM
    Updated: Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:49 AM
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Franklin County sheriff's deputy was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday on the city's south side.

    Investigators said an SUV flipped in the southbound lanes of Interstate 71 near I-270 at about 1:15 a.m., 10TV News reported.

    The deputy, who was working at the time of the crash, was a passenger in the vehicle, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

    The deputy's name was not immediately released.

    The southbound lanes of I-71 were closed following the crash. The highway reopened at about 5:30 a.m., 10TV News reported.

    Wet roads may have been a factor in the crash, investigators said.

    Stay with 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for more information.
    Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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    RIP Deputy Martin. My thoughts and prayers are being sent.


    Sheriff's deputy killed, another injured in crash
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 10:21 AM

    A Franklin County Sheriff's deputy was killed early this morning and another injured when their SUV veered off I-71 on the South Side, struck a culvert and overturned, the State Highway Patrol Post reported.

    Marty M. Martin, 35, who was in the passenger seat, died en route to Grant Medical Center; the driver, Lucas J. Holt, 31, was in stable condition at Grant, Sheriff Jim Karnes said.

    The deputies were working undercover around 1 a.m. Sheriff's Office sources said they were involved in a drug-interdiction program. The road was slippery from rain and their vehicle apparently hydroplaned and crashed.

    The crash occurred just north of I-270. Traffic was diverted onto the Outerbelt much of the early morning.

    The Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

    - Kevin Mayhood

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      Franklin County deputy dies in crash, leaves wife with cancer
      Partner hurt in accident involving undercover SUV on Interstate
      Saturday, September 6, 2008 7:39 PM
      By Kevin Mayhood

      They had been preparing for her death.

      Marty Martin and Jody Carrico-Martin took a Caribbean cruise with his 6-year-old son, Kyle, last month.

      "I thought it would be my last vacation with them," Carrico-Martin said.

      Carrico-Martin, who turns 36 on Monday, has advanced breast cancer.

      "I'm actually the one that was supposed to go first."

      Instead, her husband, a Franklin County deputy sheriff, died yesterday as he was being rushed to Grant Medical Center following an early-morning crash on I-71 on the South Side.

      Martin, 35, had been working undercover with Deputy Luke Holt when the sport-utility vehicle Holt was driving apparently hydroplaned on the wet pavement, hit a culvert and flipped about 12:30 a.m., investigators said.

      Holt was in serous condition when taken to Grant. The hospital said yesterday it would not release new information about his condition.

      Carrico-Martin had cancer, and it already had spread, when she met Martin five years ago. She had a dog day-care center and Martin, who trained police dogs, came to her business to give a demonstration. They hit it off.

      They knew her time was limited when they married, on Sept. 18, 2004.

      They bought what they called a "hobby farm," 7 acres south of Columbus where they raise goats and chickens, organic fruits and vegetables and their beloved dogs - Dutch shepherds and Belgian malinois that Martin trained for police work and sport.

      "He's been helping me get through the last five years," Carrico-Martin said yesterday.

      She's been through various forms of chemotherapy. "My health is fair but deteriorating."

      Members of the dog club Martin led had taken their nine dogs off the couple's hands to give Carrico-Martin some peace.

      Martin joined the sheriff's office in 1998. He was known for his hard work and as a top dog handler who wrote lesson plans for the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy, Chief Deputy Steve Martin said.

      Earlier this year, Marty Martin beat out more-senior deputies for a job in the Special Investigations Unit, where he was paired with Holt. Together, they were learning the job under a supervisor. But early yesterday had split off for an assignment, said Steve Martin, who is not related.

      "I'm proud of these guys and the roles they play," Martin said. He, Sheriff Jim Karnes, other sheriff's brass and deputies were at the hospital and the morgue today, where they received condolences from Columbus and Grove City police and State Highway Patrol troopers who had gone to the scene of the crash.

      The highway patrol is investigating the crash.

      Those who worked with Martin visited Carrico-Martin throughout the day.

      "We always had an understanding," she said. "He was in dangerous police work, and my health wasn't too good. We took advantage of every day.

      "But I actually didn't expect him to go first."

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