Navajo Police officer dies; had Oct. 9 on-duty medical event

Navajo Police Department officials say a 22-year veteran officer has died after suffering a medical problem while on duty last month.

They say Sgt. Lamar Martin died Monday.

Police officials say Martin had a "medical event" on Oct. 9, but they didn't release any other details.

Martin became a Navajo Police Officer in November 1997 and was a defensive tactics instructor, a general instructor, a field training officer and a member of the strategic reaction team for the department.

Police officials say Martin served in the Marines and the New Mexico Army National Guard.

He also was assigned for active duty in support of Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2009.

Funeral plans for Martin were pending and police didn't immediately have a list of his survivors.

Sgt. Lamar Martin (Photo: Navajo Police Department)