Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick says 57-year-old Trooper Dung X. Martinez, who was hospitalized, died Thursday morning, October 21st.
Trooper Martinez was assigned to the Patrol Section of Troop T, King of Prussia.
“Our department expresses deep sorrow for the sudden loss of a colleague and friend,” said Colonel Evanchick. “We wish Trooper Martinez’s family and friends comfort and peace during this difficult time and ask Pennsylvanians to keep them in their thoughts.”
Trooper Martinez enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in April 2000 and graduated as a member of the 107th cadet class. Upon graduation he was assigned to Troop K, Media. Martinez also worked with Troop J, Lancaster and Troop M, Trevose during his career.
He was a recipient of the Blooming Grove Service Award for participating in the 2014 manhunt of Eric Frein.
Trooper Martinez is survived by his wife and two children.