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New Hero Search Clifton John Martinez - Dec. 21, 2019 (30012)

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San Antonio ISD Police Dept. Patch
Resided: San Antonio (Bexar County)
TX, US
Born: Dec. 31, 1968  
Fallen: Dec. 21, 2019
Race/Sex: Hispanic Male / 50 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: San Antonio Independent School District Police Dept. - TX
1700 Tampico St  
San Antonio, TX   78207   USA
(210)271-3124
County: Bexar
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Veh
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2173
On The Job: 28 years
Bio: Clifton J. Martinez was born to Albert J. Martinez and Bette J. Graves in San Antonio, TX. Ever since Clifton was a young boy, he wanted to be a police officer. During his senior year at Highlands High School, Clifton trained as a Police Explorer. He went on to serve the Bexar County Sheriff's Office as a reserve officer, and shortly after that, he joined the San Antonio Independent School District Police Department. There, he spent 28 years rising up the ranks, becoming a Detective.

Clifton would have celebrated his 51st birthday December 31.

Clifton loved his family, his pets, the San Antonio Missions, the outdoors and fishing in both the fresh waters of Calaveras Lake, and the deep sea along the Texas Gulf Coast. He enjoyed traveling, and often surprised his brother Dennis with unexpected visits. Cliff also helped his father work on his collection of classic cars.

As a detective for the school district, Clifton's focus was technical investigation and specialized projects, but he also mentored the children he was charged with protecting. When children began to go astray, Clifton would steer them back on the right path. Many parents of children mentored by Clifton have reached out that he will be greatly missed.

He was a highly respected member of the SAISD Police Department. Friends of Clifton described him as 'a genuinely good person, consistently kind, 'everyone's friend' and 'an incredible officer.'

Detective Clifton Martinez will be buried next to his mother and sister at a cemetery on the Southeast Side.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Jorge Lopez :: Hispanic / Male - 23 years old
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Offender: Alfredo Martinez-Contreras :: Hispanic / Male - 29 years old
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Location: IHOP   San Antonio, TX   USA   Sat. Dec. 21, 2019
Summary: Detective Cliff Martinez was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle after he broke up a fight at an IHOP restaurant at 739 Hot Wells Boulevard at about 3:00 am.

He was working secondary employment at the restaurant when the fight broke out between several patrons. Detective Martinez was able to move the subjects out of the restaurant and into the parking lot when he was attacked by at least two people and knocked to the ground. While he was still on the ground the subjects entered a car and intentionally ran over him several times, pinning him under the vehicle.

Subject Lopez was arrested shortly after incident and charged with capital murder.

Subject Martinez-Contreras was arrested approximately 12 hours later and also charged with capital murder.

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