Officer Bruce Martin was in his patrol car nearby. When the police dispatcher broadcast a shooting at the Ladies Clinic, Officer Martin whipped a u-turn. With his lights flashing and siren wailing, Officer Martin sped to the clinic. Arriving, Officer Martin saw Paul Hill walking toward him. Behind Hill, a small group of men pointed excitedly at Hill.
Officer Martin stopped his patrol car and got out. Drawing his gun, Officer Martin instructed Hill to lay on the ground. Hill did so. Officer Martin handcuffed him.
In his article ‘Defending the Defenseless,’ Paul Hill wrote, “Within a couple of minutes the police arrived. I gave a hopeful and non-resisting look to the policeman who ordered me under arrest with his drawn handgun. I was relieved when they cuffed me. I did not want to be shot, and was glad to be safely in police custody.”
Officer Martin found three spent shotgun shells near the clinic’s entrance. A black pump-action shotgun was found nearby.
The police took Paul to the Pensacola Police Station. Paul was not questioned in the usual manner. A police officer that had been specially trained in criminal psychology sat with Paul. The two men talked quietly about whatever Paul wanted to talk about. Paul did not want to talk about killing two men with a pump-action shotgun. As he put it, “I did not discuss what had just happened. I did not want to aid those who had sinned by swearing to uphold mass murder (as have virtually all those who have sworn to uphold the law of the land).” In other words, to Paul’s way of thinking police officers were nothing more than “sinners” who were accomplices to murder.
Paul’s reasoning mirrored the reasoning of the church of Christian Identity, which stated that all government officials were the agents of ZOG. ZOG stood for ‘zionist occupied government.’ Supposedly, the intention of ZOG was to make everyone a slave in the New World Order.