Monday, September 18, 2017

LODD: Police Officer Elias Martinez

Police Officer Elias Martinez | Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Texas


Police Officer Elias Martinez
Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Age: 56
Tour: 25 years, 9 months
Badge # 2Z5
Cause: Motorcycle crash
Incident Date: 9/8/2017

Police Officer Elias "Sonny" Martinez succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash one week earlier while escorting permitted loads on Gulf Freeway, in the area of FM 646, in League City, Texas.
He was passing the trucks in the escorted convoy when he laid his motorcycle down in an attempt to avoid a collision. He struck the rear of one of the trucks, causing him to suffer severe injuries. He was flown to Hermann Memorial Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries on September 17th, 2017.
Officer Martinez had served with the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Vera Bumpers
Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department
1900 Main Street
PO Box 61429
Houston, TX 77208
Phone: (713) 615-6318

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