The Tallahassee O Media Group is greatly saddened and disappointed to announce the recent passing of Carl Martin who was dying of cancer. Carl Martin was a true American Patriot that served with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse. He stated that he had been harassed back in April at his business by LCSO Deputy Jerry Shuler. Shuler allegedly threatened this man who was sick and dying to make a campaign contribution to Sheriff Larry Campbell’s Re-election. It was allegedly stated to Martin by Shuler that he had family that worked for the Sheriff’s Office. Martin took the situation as a threat to him and his family in which he went public with the media and filed a complaint with Internal Affairs and Florida Elections.
The situation was completely white-washed and covered up by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office without any real investigation to the facts of several witnesses. Furthermore according to our sources within the LCSO, The Attorney For LCSO Alan Griner stated on e-mail to people in the Sheriff’s Office that they are not to talk to Carl Martin in the future. This was after the complaint was filed against the Sheriff’s Office in which many of his friends avoided speaking with him while he was dying in which they were in fear of retaliation while still working in the Sheriff’s Office if caught.
One man stood up and fought against the cronyism, nepotism and good ol’ boy network of Larry Campbell’s Sheriff’s Office that could have influenced his recent death by all the stress. We at the Tallahassee O would like to mourn and remember this American Hero for standing up for what was right in which several people have covered up this corruption and violation of election laws. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office did absolutely nothing in relation to the complaint if you read their bogus investigation in covering up one of the good ol’ boys. Now that Carl Martin has died, there will never be a proper investigation to the facts in order to bring justice to the LCSO crimes to his knowledge.
James Carl Martin (1952 – 2012)
James Carl Martin (1952 – 2012)
James Carl Martin, 60, a retired coal miner with Babcock Mine, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
He was born February 11, 1952, in Beckley, West Virginia, to the late James Wesley Martin and Jewell Christine Walker Miller and was married to Brenda Street Martin, who survives.
A resident of Tallahassee for the past 20 years, he came from Beckley, West Virginia. He was also a member of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse, as well as a sponsor for both the Youth Ranch and the Capital City Challenge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Shannon and Christina Martin, of Mullens, WV, Shawn and Christina Martin, of Beckley, WV, Christopher and Rebecca Morgan, of Marietta, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Rafael Torres, of Beckley, WV, Heather and Clete King, of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Christopher, James, Jarrod, Hannah, Brantley, Madelyn, Madison, Everett, Paige, Danielle, Zach, Savanna, Noah; brothers, William Martin, Larry Martin, Joe Miller, Ronnie Miller; sisters, Libby Moore, Donna Miller, Bonnie Pough; uncles, Buford Davis, Elmond Walker, Denver Walker; aunts, Betty Lou Wiley, Arlene Marlowe, Linda Walker.
The funeral is 11:00 AM Friday, July 20, 2012 at Northwoods Baptist Church with interment following at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Northwoods Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.abbeyfh.com.