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LeRoy Martin, Former Chicago Police Superintendent, Has Died

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Former Chicago police Supt. LeRoy Martin, who led the department from 1987 until 1992, died Saturday.

Martin, who was 84, was appointed superintendent by the late Mayor Harold Washington and also served under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Martin joined the department in 1955 and worked there for 36 years, retiring as superintendent.

He was the second African American to serve as superintendent of the Chicago department, succeeding Supt. Fred Rice.

A police spokesman confirmed Martin’s death but could not immediately provide other information.

After leaving the police department, Martin went to work for the Cook County medical examiner’s office, where he was chief of investigations.

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