On Aug. 7, the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office awarded Investigator Jeff Martin its Lakewood Police Department Officer of the Year Award for 2014-15.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist presented the award during his office’s annual Picnic in the Park, at Tacoma’s Wright Park.
Over the last year, Martin’s work contributed to several high-profile arrests and, ultimately, convictions, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. They included:
- A cold-case gang shooting in which the jury convicted the defendant of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
- Solving a case of attempted prostitution that resulted in the shooting of a man. The shooter was convicted of attempted murder, and she was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
- Identifying a suspected gang member who shot two men as they walked to their jobs. He pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and was sentenced to 28.5 years in prison.
- Identifying a suspect in the unsolved stabbing of a Good Samaritan trying to protect a gas station worker from being attacked. He was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison.