The daughter of fallen Houston Police Officer Richard Martin was married Saturday in front of her “blue family” at the Houston Police Officer’s Memorial.
Officer Richard Martin was killed in the line of duty just more than two years ago. As he laid spikes to end a police chase, investigators say a robbery suspect’s car hit and killed the father of two. That suspect would eventually shoot himself and die in the hospital.
Cynthia Martin (now Florek) chose the memorial. “This place represents her father,” said Cynthia’s mother Kimberly Martin. “It’s sacred ground to have her father present for her special day.”
Cynthia was escorted down an aisle of officers by Houston Police Officers Union president Ray Hunt.
In her bouquet, she carried a memory of her father: a single blue rose sculpted from his uniform, KHOU TV reports.
Hunt gave Cynthia away, jokingly warning her now husband that she “had a lot of dads in police uniforms.”