Martin, who was 51 years old, passed away on the evening of 23 May 2021 as a result of a medical episode. He had been a serving police officer for 29 years and was due to retire in 2022. He worked mostly in the Winton and Wimborne areas as a tutor constable and first aid trainer for the force.
Martin worked in uniform patrol from 1996 until 2001 and also had stints as a search trainer on conference planning and in Bournemouth custody.
In 2004, he achieved his career ambition and joined the roads policing team in Poole, where he worked as a dedicated traffic officer.
Dorset Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton said: “We are all devastated to have lost a member of our police family and our thoughts remain with his family, friends and close colleagues.
“He will be sorely missed by his colleagues.”
Inspector Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “Martin was a proud police officer and held Dorset Police close to his heart. He considered the police as his family and his world.
“He dedicated almost 17 years to roads policing, which was his dream job, and he always wanted to end his career driving a traffic car and wearing a white hat.
“Martin provided a dedicated service to making Dorset’s roads safer. He was also involved in a number of high-profile investigations during his career and has been described as a tenacious, thorough and keen investigator.”
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