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Kris Martinez

Chrisman Fire Department battles house fire

A Chrisman man is lucky to be alive after his home exploded. At approximately 12:45, the home of Michael Brinkley, located at 223 North State Street erupted in flames. Luckily for Brinkley, about a half a block away were Illinois Police State Trooper Kris Martinez and Chrisman Police Officer Ray Sollars. “We heard the explosion…

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Martinez takes lead in community watch program

From a young age, Kris Martinez knew that he wanted to help people. “I always found myself helping others,” Martinez told us. “From holding doors open to mowing lawns and shoveling snow for my neighbors who couldn’t anymore.” Originally from Texas, Kris and his family moved to Illinois when he was a young boy. They…

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