Gabriel E. Martinez

November 7, 1940 - December 24, 2018
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Gabriel E. Martinez, LPD Sergeant, Retired, 78, was called by the Lord to his resting place in Heaven on Monday, December 24, 2018.

Our father faithfully served his country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged as a Sgt in the U.S. Air Force after serving four years and nine months on February 27, 1968.   Sgt. Martinez was stationed in Vietnam and Thailand.  He earned the National Defense Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon and Vietnam Service Medal.  He joined the Laredo Police Department on July 1, 1968 at the time Billy Weeks was Chief and Tom Gallagher was Inspector.  Sgt. Martinez retired in 1997.  After retirement from LPD, he worked at Webb County as court security officer and later at the Webb County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office.

In October of 1964 he married the love of his life Beva Rivera in a blessed ceremony.  Through this union, they produced 5 children who they raised in a world of love.

Sgt. Martinez is preceded in death by his parents Gabriel (Cristina) Martinez; sister, Cristina and his brother Jesus Heberto.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beva Martinez; 3 sons, LPD Captain GE (Pat) Martinez,  Jr., LPD Captain Benito (Chely) Martinez and Sergio (Isabel) Martinez; 2 daughters, Sonia (LPD Lieutenant Rene) Alvarado and Sandra (Alberto) Duarte; grandchildren, Ashley, Krista and GE Martinez, III, Brianna and Matthew Martinez, Bianka and Cora Martinez, Sonia Reneé and RJ Alvarado, Sandra Alexis, Albert and Alex Duarte; great-granddaughter Zaphira Chanel Alvarado (The one that changed his grumpy look every time they met) brothers, JL (Lupita), Francisco Javier (Armandina) , several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm by Deacon Ramiro Garza.  Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will start at 10:00 am.  Father Anthony Mendoza will officiate.  Interment will follow to the City Cemetery, Veterans Section.  Palbearers will be Benito Martinez, Sergio Martinez, Gabriel E. Martinez, Jr., Rene Alvarado, Alberto Duarte, R.J. Alvarado, Alberto Gabriel Duarte and Gabriel E. Martinez, III.  Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Martinez and Alex Duarte.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr, Laredo, TX. 78041. (956)723-3611.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary: 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Funeral Mass: 10:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: November 7, 1940
Died: December 24, 2018

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Ashley M. posted on 2/14/19

Happy Valentine's Day, Grandpa. Miss you and love you so much. RIP.


Lety Cisneros posted on 1/17/19

Que n Paz descanse Mr Martinez ??


Sandra Duarte posted on 1/3/19

Rest in Peace Grandpa We love you Alexis, Betito, & Alex


The Romanelli Family posted on 12/29/18

In memory of Gabriel E. Martinez, The Romanelli Family lit a candle


The Romanelli Family posted on 12/29/18

Our deepest condolences to the Martinez Family. Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Tommie Garza posted on 12/28/18

To all the Martinez family my deepest sympathy and condolences. May the lord have your dad in better place.


Betty Kramer ,LEMT-P Bexar County Constable Tactical Medic (Retired) posted on 12/28/18

Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of Sgt. Martinez or 'G.E." as he was known to friends. he was one of my role models when I was trying to find myself in Laredo,TX His sparkly eyes and ready smile was what made him so approachable. He will be missed by all of his brothers and sisters in blue. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 You fought the good fight,You have finished the race, You kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to you on that day—and not only to you but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Take your place at the right hand of God my brother. Rest in Peace .


Eli Gonzalez posted on 12/28/18

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences


Cynthia Hernandez posted on 12/28/18

To: Martinez Family My deepest sympathy. I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and family. The Hernandez Family


A. U. Rodriguez posted on 12/28/18

My deepest condolences to the Martinez family. He will always be remember as a great Sergeant and brother in blue


Lucy Romo posted on 12/28/18

My deepest sympathy to the Martinez' Family, RIP, my Supv. Sgt. G.E Martinez.


Juan Ledesma posted on 12/27/18

GE Thanks for the memories at the PD, those were crazy days but we all survived and sooner or later we all have to answer the Lord's Call...Rest in Peace my friend... See you later when my number comes up and the Lord's Call comes my way. To your family my most Sincere Condolences may the love of God be with you all during this most difficult time. You all like me have his memories to share and enjoy...God Bless


Lucy C. Romo Ambrose posted on 12/27/18

My condolence to the Martinez's family, RIP my Sgt. G.E. Martinez


Erika Rojas posted on 12/27/18

Yo conocí a Mr Mtz en Variety Meats era una gran persona era muy querido en la tienda le mando mis mas sentido pesame a su esposa e hijos


Juan and Diana Chavez posted on 12/27/18

Our condolences to the family


Juan & Josie Tenorio posted on 12/27/18

In memory of Gabriel E. Martinez, Juan & Josie Tenorio lit a candle


John Payle posted on 12/27/18

God bless the Martinez family, Im so sorry for your loss. GE was a very good friend of mine and a former partner at the Laredo Police Department he will be missed.


Juan & Josie Tenorio posted on 12/27/18

Sorry to hear about the passing of Sgt Gabriel Martinez. Our prayers and thoughts to the Martines Family.


Frank and Yvette Erazo posted on 12/27/18

Our deepest condolences to the Martinez families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Abel Arriazola posted on 12/27/18

To Sergio and the Martinez Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and more sincere condolences. May Gabriel rest in peace and may perpetual light always shone upon his soul. Long live his legacy as we honor his service to country and community. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God". Matthew 5:7


John Morales posted on 12/27/18

Our condolences to the Martinez’s family. Our prayers are with your families. From officer John Morales Family ?????


John J Lopez posted on 12/26/18

RIP SGT MARTINEZ condolences to the family ! Amen ????


Carmen Guzman posted on 12/26/18

With deepest condolences for your loss from Carmen Guzman and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. Much love ?❤️?


Maria Pena posted on 12/26/18

Our condolences to all of your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


The Fawcett family posted on 12/26/18

We are very sorry for your loss.


Andi Olivares posted on 12/26/18

Our most sincere condolences to your entire family. May he Rest In Peace and May God’s love be with you always.


Christina Gonzalez posted on 12/26/18

To my Tia Beva and my cousins, Gabriel, Sonia, Sandra, Beno and Sergio, Our Hearts are with You and Your Families. We Love You All Very Much. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. You and your families are in our prayers. May God Bless You All. Love, Daniel & Christina Gonzalez and Family