Sheriff - E.G. McMartin (1903-1921)

 

Sheriff E.G. McMartin

Sheriff E.G. McMartin was elected in 1902 and every four years thereafter until his death on August 20, 1921, becoming the only Sheriff in Ventura County history to be killed in the line of duty. Sheriff McMartin was killed along with Constable Kelley of Oxnard while attempting to arrest two murder suspects in the Owensmouth Valley (now Canoga Park.)