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Maryland Governor and Public Safety Secretary Pay Tribute to Fallen Parole and Probation Agent

June 1, 2024

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Agent Martinez

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is mourning the death of veteran Parole and Probation Agent Davis Martinez, who was allegedly killed by a client during a home visit in Chevy Chase on Friday.

Agent Martinez is allegedly the first Maryland Division of Parole and Probation agent in the state to ever be killed by a client while on duty.

"Agent Davis Martinez served our state with distinction and our communities are safer because of him," said Governor Wes Moore. "My heart goes out to his friends, family, loved ones, and colleagues-our whole state mourns with you after the loss of one our own in the line of duty."

Agent Martinez was 33 years of age. He was a dedicated six-year veteran who worked in the Silver Spring Field Office.

"Parole and Probation employees are unsung heroes," said Carolyn J. Scruggs, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. "We extend our deepest condolences to Agent Martinez's family and co-workers. His professionalism, diligence and resilience will remain engraved in our hearts."

"Davis Martinez was a thorough and caring agent who sought to help clients improve their lives," said Parole and Probation Director Martha Danner. "The Silver Spring office will sorely miss him because he was a sensitive soul who always helped everyone."

The Division of Parole and Probation has field offices in every Maryland jurisdiction and includes approximately 700 agents, in addition to more than 300 support and investigative staff. The Division supervises nearly 43-thousand individuals in all 23 counties and Baltimore City.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has activated its Critical Incident Stress Management Team to offer support for Agent Martinez's co-workers and is focused on caring for the needs of his family at this time.

The Department will provide updates as new information becomes available.

Montgomery County Police are leading the investigation.