PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, November 5, 2019, to honor Navajo Police Sergeant Lamar Martin. Sergeant Martin died Monday morning from a medical event that took place while he was on duty on October 9, 2019. He served with the Navajo Police Department for 22 years.
“Today, Arizona mourns the loss of Sergeant Lamar Martin,” said Governor Ducey. “In addition to dedicating more than 20 years of service to the Navajo Police Department, Sergeant Martin was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and New Mexico Army National Guard. He was committed to the well-being of his community and nation, and put his life on the line to keep others safe. Our sincere condolences go out to Sergeant Martin’s loved ones as well as the entire Navajo Nation and Navajo Police Department. In honor of Sergeant Martin’s life and years of service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”