In Memoriam - Captain Jose Martinez
On Friday, August 17, 2012, the men and women of the San José Fire Department joined together with family, friends, and members of various fire departments to celebrate the life of Captain Jose Manuel Martinez. Captain Martinez passed on August 10th, 2012 after battling cancer. He is survived by his wife Melissa, his eight-year-old son Jonah Miguel, and three week old twin daughters Olivia Eleanor and Sofia Maria.
Captain Martinez began his fire service career with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in the Fresno County Ranger Unit in 1997. Martinez worked for CDF until joining the San José Fire Department in 2001. Martinez served as a fire fighter until 2004, then as a Fire Engineer in 2004, and finally promoted to Fire Captain in June of 2011. Jose worked on San José Engines 5, 26, 35, and as the Captain of Engine 12.
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