City of Martinez to Hold Flag Raising Ceremony for Sgt. Paul Starzyk

September 2, 2014 10:00 am · 14 comments

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On September 6, 2014, at 7am, the City of Martinez will hold a flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall in memory of Sgt. Paul Starzyk, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on September 6, 2008.

Martinez resident Catalina Torres was also killed that day.

The public, and all City of Martinez employees are invited to attend.

1 Cat Wrangler September 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Sgt. Paul Starzyk heroic action saved the lives of many others that day and all of the days of his selfless service. God bless him and his loved ones.

2 ..... September 2, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Amen. RIP, Sgt Starzyk

3 As September 2, 2014 at 1:12 PM

RIP L98 I will never forget you.

4 mwo1859 September 2, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Why does it take so long for this fallen officer? God bless you.

5 Mary Fouts September 2, 2014 at 2:51 PM

About 15 months after this tragic event, I and one of Catalina Torres’ female family members were at jury duty. The case involved, of all things, domestic violence attempted murder. I gave my condolences to the family member before she was excused. She mentioned to me that she was coping, and how grateful the family was for the heroic efforts of the Martinez police and Sgt. Paul Starzyk. Touching.

6 mee September 2, 2014 at 6:33 PM

We knew him not close friends but a great guy. We had a neighborhood issue and he stayed around beyond what you would exspect. For over 2 hours Until the whole issue was resolved. Truly a great officer. Very sorry for his family and close friends esp. Still does not seem real. We just talked to him a couple days before. He was so nice. Very sad loss .

7 Anon Me September 2, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I apologize for the bad video quality, I originally had a better location but they told me I couldn’t be there.
RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4w3zf1cVSg

8 SO SAD September 2, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Paul was a great person and a great officer. He was a stand up guy. Paul you will never be forgotten.

9 Michelle(original) September 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

RIP Officer Starzky

10 Anonymous September 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I remember this. So sad!

11 Hero September 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Hero is a word tossed around casually these days. This man was a true hero. I still get choked up when I think about his unhesitating sacrifice. May God bless the Starzyk family.

12 Tom September 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Sgt. Starzyk is a hero. Rest in Peace.

13 jerry collins September 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

will be there to render honor’s for this fallen hero!

14 Tree Farm September 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Tipping my drink to you tonight, S23. Thanks for being a great role model. Rest in Peace.

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