SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a deputy died while on duty late Tuesday night.

Dep. Linton E. Martin Sr. collapsed suddenly while on duty at a county jail in San Bruno. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Deputy Martin was a beloved member of [the county jail’s] midnight watch, endearing himself to his colleagues with his infectious laugh, positive attitude and memorable pancake breakfasts,” said Sheriff Paul Miyamoto. “We will miss his distinctive deep voice, which announced his presence wherever he went.”

A native of San Francisco, Martin graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in the Sunset
District. He enlisted in the United States Navy as a reserve duty service member and later
switched to active duty.

Martin joined the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office in 2001 following his graduation from the San
Mateo Police Academy. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office at the original San Bruno
jail. In 2005, he moved to the new San Bruno jail, where he served for most of his law
enforcement career.

Martin is survived by his wife and several children. His oldest son currently serves as a San
Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy.

Currently there are no available details on the exact cause of Martin’s death. This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.