Family and friends gather to mourn loss of Albany police detective

May 10, 2018 01:08 PM

ALBANY – A funeral was held Thursday morning for an Albany police detective.  Detective Jason Martin died last Friday from stage 4 lung cancer He was 45 years old.

The procession for his funeral came down Pine Street to Lodge Street.

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The service was held at St. Mary's Church.

Members of Albany Police, Albany Fire, New York State Police, other neighboring agencies, along with current Mayor Kathy Sheehan and former Mayor Jerry Jennings all paid their respects.

"He wanted to do this job so bad, and I think when he finally got to raise his hand and get sworn-in, he never took a day for granted. Every day, he worked to serve this community like it was going to be his last. Maybe he knew something we didn't," said Acting Chief Robert Sears. "I wish we had a dozen more Jay Martins. I know we never will. He will never be forgotten."

The ceremony included a flag folding, along with a 21-gun salute, "Taps" and bagpipes.

Martin leaves behind his wife and two children.


WNYT Staff

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