Today’s tribute is for one of our local heroes. One year ago, Detective Benjamin Marconi of the San Antonio Police Department was murdered while sitting in his patrol vehicle during a traffic stop. While he was issuing a traffic citation to another driver, the assailant, who had no previous interaction with Marconi, drove up behind the detective’s vehicle, walked up to his passenger side window, and fired two shots, hitting the officer in the head. Detective Marconi was working an extra shift that day - putting his life on the line protecting our community, and was targeted simply because he was a police officer. He was a 20 year veteran of SAPD, a father of 2, and had recently become a grandfather. RIP Detective Marconi.
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