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Wake deputy who survived shooting injured again

Posted February 5, 2012

— A Wake County sheriff's deputy who was injured last fall in the line of duty was in the hospital again after being hit by a car Saturday night.

Deputy Jeff Martin wasn't seriously injured in the wreck, which happened during a traffic stop in Knightdale, according to Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Martin was standing next to a vehicle he had stopped when a passing van's mirror clipped him, authorities said. He was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries and was released.

Deputies charged the driver of the van, Mahram Mohammad, 35, of 1700 Vineyard Drive in Wilson, with failure to move over to the left lane and failure to stop at the scene of the crash.

On Nov. 17, Martin, 26 at the time, was wearing a bulletproof vest that saved his life when he was shot during a domestic dispute call near Wendell.


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  • ezLikeSundayMorning Feb 6, 2012

    Since it turned out to be minor injuries, how about a little tangent? Can you imagine being the driver that was pulled over originally? Did they get the plate of the van? I believe the vast majority of people are good and even if they had been angry about getting a ticket, would instantly switch to render aid to the deputy.

    Back to the point, why is it so hard for people to slow down when something is out of the ordinary. When you see blue lights flashing it could be a police car closing the lane.

  • love2dostuff Feb 6, 2012

    This young man might want to pursue a different career. At this rate, he's not going to see 30.

  • oldcorp Feb 6, 2012

    So many motorists drive along in their own little world, totally unaware of anything beyond the car length ahead of them.
    I recall citing drivers on I540 for 'Move-Over' violations. When told the reason they were being stopped and referring to the emergency vehicle (bearing activated lights and strobes) they just buzzed by when an there was an opportunity to safely move over, a confused look would come over so many -"What police car? I didn't see one."

  • rha0309 Feb 6, 2012

    Its a sad day when people have to find fault with every thing that happens to a law enforcement officer. Some are forgetting the fact HE WAS HIT BY A CAR THAT WASN'T FOLLOWING THE LAW! I happen to know Jeff and think he's a GREAT Deputy. He's worked with Wake County for several years now and if the shooting hadn't taken place, this incident would probably have never made the news! We are very fortunate that he wasn't hurt more serious in both incidents and that's because the GOOD LORD WAS LOOKING AFTER HIM! What does it matter if he goes tloo the Fire Dept and talks about getting shot and RECOVERING, WHY would it matter if he goes and talks about getting hit by a car! Its his way of dealing with the situation and MINISTRYING to others that don't believe! Talk all you want Jeff - and YES I said that......

  • BubbaDuke Feb 6, 2012

    Glad he wasn't seriously injured. Hope he checked that van driver's green card. :)

  • not my real name Feb 6, 2012

    I think I'd retire before my third strike.

  • ccacrabbitdog Feb 6, 2012

    @sidecutter well i guess i'm arrogant because thats just what i do..they either move over or hit the back of my car.....i'd rather they hit the car than me.....

  • BlueLineWife Feb 6, 2012

    sidecutter- The move over law was pushed by an NCSHP wife who's husband was killed in the line of duty in the Mountain's of NC while his patrol was COMPLETELY off of the road! Sometimes there isn't enough shoulder to get off the road, hints the BRIGHT BLUE LIGHTS...... Even being completely off the road doens't get them out of harms way. Plenty of emergency personnel have been hit by passing motorist while being off the road. I don't hesitate to let another drive know when they failed to move over at a time when they should have. My husband could be the next officer hit or my brother be the next fireman hit and for that, I push this issue!!!! MOVE OVER IT IS THE LAW!!!

  • Raleigh Joe Feb 6, 2012

    Well played KDCG!

  • curiousinralnc Feb 6, 2012

    from comments i have heard he will be talking about this for the next 3 months at the fire station he runs out of ... they all still hear the same story when the shooting happened 4 months ago....i agree he should try another profession as this is strike 2