Funeral for fallen HPD officer will be held Friday, suspect dies of self-inflicted head wound

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HOUSTON – A Houston police officer  killed in the line of duty on Monday will be laid to rest Friday. HPD says the funeral service for Officer Richard Martin will be conducted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The exact time and location have not yet been set.

According to HPD, Officer  Martin was putting-out spike strips during a chase on North Kirkwood near St. Mary’s around 3 a.m. Monday, when Jeffrey Ryan Conlin allegedly plowed him down — the district attorney believes, intentionally.

“He will be charged with capital murder of Officer Martin,” says District Attorney Devon Anderson.

Jeffrey R Conlin, 33, was in critical condition after police say the suspect turned a gun on himself after the chase had ended in gunfire. Conlin died of his self-inflicted head wound at Memorial Hermann Hospital

Officer Martin was a four-year veteran. He was 47 years old with a 22-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son.