That’s when Martin emerged out of nowhere and put the suspect in a “bear hug.” This would give officers enough time and leverage to get the suspect under control. The officers arrested the suspect, and Martin was hailed as a hero. A few weeks later he got a threatening letter in the mail from his employer. The letter warned Martin that he was under investigation and would face possible disciplinary action:
When WFTS-TV News caught wind of this they immediately contacted the employer. HART spokesperson Sandra Morrison blamed the letter on a “communication gap:”
“There was a stretch of time we did not hear from our transit supervisor so I mean we don’t know if his life could’ve been in danger something could’ve happened, so we needed to know what had happened around that stretch of time.” – Morrison
Just days after WFTS-TV reported the story, HART said they were closing their investigation and there would be no disciplinary action taken against Martin.
The Tampa Police Department is considering giving Martin an award for his heroism.Source: IJR