Norfolk Sheriff’s Office mourns sudden death of local deputy


Photo Courtesy – Half Moon Center

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office grieves the loss of a deputy following an incident at Half Moone Center late Thursday evening.

In Saturday morning Facebook post, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office said they were “heartbroken” following the death of 26-year-old Deputy David Martin.

According to reports, police got a call at around 10 p.m. Thursday about a man who was found at Half Moone Center in downtown Norfolk.

The victim, later identified as Deputy Martin, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Deputy Martin’s death had been classified as undetermined.

The incident is still under investigation. Officials said that no foul play is suspected.

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office regarded Deputy Martin as a “valued member of the family,” a good friend to many in the organization, and remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

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