State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) recently attended the ceremonial sign dedication for the “Deputy Marty Martin Memorial Highway,” which will include the portion of I-71 between I-270 and Stringtown Road in southern Franklin County. Many of Deputy Martin’s family, friends, and fellow officers attended the dedication held on Monday, November 21st in downtown Columbus.
The highway honors Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Martin, who was killed on September 6, 2008 in an automobile accident on I-71 while he and another deputy were on duty. He was 35 years old.
“Deputy Martin was a hero within our community, and the legacy that he leaves behind will never be forgotten,” Rep. Grossman said. “The memorial highway is just one of the ways we can continue to keep him and his family in our prayers.”
Deputy Martin had served with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department for ten years. He was a member of the special investigations unit but, according to the Columbus Dispatch, was best known for his training and handling of police dogs—a number of which had attended his funeral.
He is survived by his wife and his young son.