LAPD Deeply Saddened with the Passing of our Police Sergeant NR21019mp

January 13, 2021

Los Angeles: It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Sergeant Amelia “Terry” Martinez, who passed away. Our deepest condolences go out to Sergeant Martinez’s entire family, colleagues, and friends in this most difficult time.

On January 13, 2021, Sergeant Martinez, assigned to Hollenbeck Division, died due to complications related to the Covid-19 virus.

Sergeant Martinez was a bright shining star for Hollenbeck Division. Her passing is a loss for not only her brothers and sisters here in the Department, but for the people of Los Angeles who she dedicated her life to protecting and serving.

Sergeant Martinez is survived by her sons Robert and Steven and her daughter Amanda Lara as well as her mother and several siblings.

Chief Michel Moore said, “Sergeant Martinez, we thank you for your service and you will be greatly missed. May God welcome you home and may God bless the Los Angeles Police Department.”