The Maryland flag is lowered in honor of the fallen probation officer who died during a home visit

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Division of Parole and Probation mourns the loss of Officer Davis Martinez, the first of his kind to be killed in the line of duty.

The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Martinez’s life and his service to the state.

Officer Martinez was killed by a client during a home visit in Chevy Chase on Friday.

Governor Wes Moore released the following statement in honor of Officer Martinez:

“Officer Martinez served with distinction and our state is safer because of him. Our entire state mourns his loss, along with those he loved. “I would like to thank our dedicated law enforcement community for their relentless and successful efforts to apprehend the suspect and for their continued pursuit of justice for Officer Martinez, his family, his friends and colleagues.”

The suspect is currently in police custody and the Maryland flag will remain lowered until Officer Martinez’s funeral.

This article was written with the help of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo via Anne Arundel County Police

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