Friday, December 30, 2016

Humildad y sin palabras cuando fue informado, declaró Jesús "Eddie" Campa

Ha sido un gran dos años y cuatro meses aquí en Marshall, Texas. He tenido el privilegio de trabajar con algunos de los hombresy mujeres más valientes en la aplicación de la ley. He tenido el placer de servir a la gran comunidad de Marshall, Texas. He tenido el placer de ver a una comunidad reunirse con su departamento de policía, mientras que muchas otras comunidades en todo el país están divididos. Trabajamos juntos para lograr el Sueño y es por eso que el MPD es siempre "Poniendo nuestra Comunidad Primero". Estamos construyendo una comunidad más segura juntos.

 El Comité de Premios Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. desea felicitarlo por haber sido seleccionado como el beneficiario 2017 del M.L.K. Premio Humanitario. Este honor prestigioso es indicativo de alguien que ha demostrado habilidades de liderazgo e hizo una diferencia en la comunidad. Seleccionamos aquellos que personifican los más altos estándares de servicio y carácter. Usted es en todos los aspectos un activista de la comunidad y ha dejado una huella en Marshall y en el condado de Harrison.

Este evento tendrá lugar el sábado, 15 de enero a las 6:00 PM en la Iglesia Bautista Misionera Bethesda ubicada en 801 West Grand Avenue, Marshall, Texas.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Humbled and speechless when informed, stated Jesus "Eddie" Campa

It has been a great two years and four months here in Marshall, Texas.  I have had the privilege of working with some of the bravest men and women in law enforcement.  I have had the pleasure of serving the great community of Marshall, Texas.  I have had the pleasure of seeing a community come together with its police department while many other communities across the country are divided.  We work together to achieve the Dream and this is why the MPD is always “Putting our Community First.”  We are building a safer community together.   

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Shots fired, MPD makes arrest

Two teenagers are in custody following a shots fired incident at an apartment complex in Marshall. On Saturday, December 24, at approximately 10:40 a.m., officers were called to the Decker Place Apartments in the 2500 block of East End Boulevard South in reference to gunshots being fired. 

                                                              Jesus Eddie Campa

One of the rounds went through an apartment just above a couch where a young child was lying down. No injuries were reported. Witnesses on the scene gave police a description of the gunmen, who fled the scene on foot after firing several shots.

A short time later, a patrol officer spotted two young men matching the description of the suspected shooters. As a result, 17-year-old Robert Rayson and 17-year-old Dallas Moore, both of Longview, were taken into custody. Rayson and Moore were both booked into the Harrison County Jail where they are each charged with possession of drugs and unlawful carrying of a weapon. More charges could be forthcoming.

Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “The quick arrests of these two individuals are an example of what happens when our citizens and our officers work together. Using witness information, officers were able to locate and identify the suspects.”

The gun shot victim has been identified as 42-year-old Carlos Flores of Marshall.

On Thursday, December 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Marshall Police Department received a call regarding a welfare concern. When officers arrived on the scene in the 300 block of North HazelwoodStreet, they located a deceased male, lying in the yard of a residence, with what is believed to be gunshot wounds. The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Carlos Flores of Marshall.

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “The men and women of the Marshall Police Department are working tirelessly to determine the circumstances leading up to the death of this man. If anyone has any information that could help us solve this case, please call our Detectives.”

Long Island Police Officer Kills Herself in Patrol Car

We all face demons at one point or another, while others deal with our demons on a daily bases.  When you are part of the blue family you always have someone to talk to.  Before things get this bad, talk to someone.  

BREAKING: The officer was apparently facing personaltrouble.

By Alex Costello (Patch Staff) - December 23, 2016 11:43 am ET 

Jesus Eddie Campa

A female Freeport police officer killed herself in her patrol car Thursday night, Patch has learned.

Sources told Patch that the officer, who was going through a bad divorce, shot herself in her patrol car at about 8 p.m. Thursday.

The car was parked near the intersection of RandallAvenue and North Bayview Avenue when the officer took her own life.

Friday, December 23, 2016

1 officer dead, 1 injured in inmate attack at Arkansas jail

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, at approximately 01:00 p.m. two female correction officers were attacked by an inmate within the Miller County Detention Center.
Both correction officers were transported to Wadley Hospital for injuries sustained during the attack.

According to a press release issued by Miller CountySheriff’s Office, Officer Lisa Mauldin succumbed to her injuries and Officer Demaris Allen was transported to a Little Rock, Arkansas hospital.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal InvestigationDivision was called in to investigate the incident.  The detention center is secure and currently in lockdown.


An inmate accused of killing a guard at an Arkansas jail has apologized in court.

The Texarkana Gazette reported that Tramell MacKenzie Hunter made the comments Monday during his first appearance in court on preliminary charges of capital murder and battery. Hunter is accused of killing correction officer Lisa Maudlin and injuring another officer in an attack Sunday at the Miller County jail in Texarkana.

The newspaper reported that Hunter said — in his words — "I just felt like she was messing with my life."  Judge Wren Autrey says Hunter will be transferred to a maximum security prison.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Safety tips for the season

Chief Jesus Eddie Campa would like to remind you to follow these simple steps in order to stay safe this Christmas Season.  

A small message from the Marshall PoliceDepartment to our community, as we put our community first.  

Hombre fallecido encontrado en Marshall Texas

El jueves 22 de diciembre, aproximadamente a las 8:30 am, el Departamento de Policía de Marshall recibió una llamada en relación con una preocupación de bienestar. Cuando los agentes llegaron a la escena en el bloque 300 de la calle North Hazelwood, localizaron a un hombre fallecido, acostado en el patio de una residencia, con lo que se cree que son heridas de bala. La identidad de la víctima no está siendo liberada en este momento hasta que se notifique a los familiares. El caso está aun bajo investigación.

El Jefe Jesús "Eddie" Campa declaró: "Los hombres y mujeres del Departamento de Policía de Marshall están trabajando incansablemente para determinar las circunstancias que condujeron a la muerte de este hombre. Si alguien tiene alguna información que pueda ayudarnos a resolver este caso, por favor llame a nuestros Detectives. "

Deceased male found in Marshall Texas

On Thursday, December 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Marshall Police Department received a call regarding a welfare concern. When officers arrived on the scene in the 300 block of North Hazelwood Street, they located a deceased male, lying in the yard of a residence, with what is believed to be gunshot wounds. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. The case is still under investigation.

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “The men and women of the Marshall Police Department are working tirelessly to determine the circumstances leading up to the death of this man. If anyone has any information that could help us solve this case, please call contact our Detectives.”

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575 or the Marshall-HarrisonCounty Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fallen officers: 64 shot dead in the line of duty in 2016

By Jason Hanna, Ralph Ellis and Steve Visser, CNN

At least 64 law enforcement officers have been shot and killed this year, the most in five years, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The 2016 shootings have spanned the nation, from California to Massachusetts.

They've exceeded the annual average of policeshooting deaths over the past 10 years, 53. And this year's total is higher than the number of firearms-related police deaths in 2015. According to the fund, firearms were responsible for 41 of 123 officer fatalities in 2015, one of the safest years for officers on record.

The decade's highest total came in 2011, with 73 officers shot dead.
This year's shooting deaths include an officer on her first day on the job and a sheriff's corporal who was about to retire.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sheriff's sergeant loses eye after Tucson woman kicks face during arrest

A Pima County Sheriff's sergeant lost his left eye after a handcuffed woman kicked him in the face with her boot during a DUI arrest this weekend, officials say.

Deputies arrested Yesennia Gonzalez, 28, on suspicion of DUI about midnight Saturday in the area of East Drexel Road and South Alvernon Way, the department said in a news release. 

Deputies placed Gonzalez in handcuffs and were trying to put her in a patrol car when she began kicking at them.
During the struggle, Gonzalez kicked Sgt. MarkBustamante in the left eye with the heel of her boot, the release said.
Bustamante was taken to a hospital and doctors operated on his eye, but couldn't save it. 

Gonzalez was booked into the Pima County jail on two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of DUI. 

Denzel Washington Blasts the Media on "Fake News" with Jesus Eddie Campa

As a person who has been a victim of fake news I think Denzel Washington hit this perfectly. Fact check your stories before you write them or believe them.  So many people today believe everything they read or see on the internet...

He was at the center of a fake news story, just like Chief Jesus Eddie Campa, but Denzel Washington says it's the mainstream media that's selling "BS." ..."If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  "The truth is to many fake news sites such as Judicial Watch, are out there spreading false information and writing stories that give the impression that something occurred when in reality it did not, and they do this with no real proof," said the Chief.   

Washington was the subject of a phony story earlier this year that falsely claimed he was switching his support in the upcoming presidential election and talking about a possible presidential run in 2020.  The story was reported as true and millions of people believed it.

One of the effects of "too much information," the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is "the need to be first, not even to be true anymore."

"So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth," Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet.

"In our society, now it's just first — who cares, get it out there. We don't care who it hurts. We don't care who we destroy. We don't care if it's true," Washington continued.

"Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including BS."

Monday, December 12, 2016

This week’s MVP’s, Officer Lakeldrick Adams and the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office.

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa and the Marshall PoliceDepartment are proud to announce this week’s MVP’s, Officer Lakeldrick Adams and the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office. Officer Adams currently serves as the K-9 Officer on the Marshall Criminal Apprehension Team (MCAT).

While working narcotics interdiction, Officer Adams attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop and fled from Officer Adams. Officer Adams pursued the vehicle and was able to apprehend the driver. As a result of that traffic stop, Officer Adams located and seized a large amount of narcotics and cash.

The case report was sent to the Harrison CountyDistrict Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. Due to the many hours of preparation and hard work, the District Attorney’s Office was awarded the money located during the stop, which was deemed to be the proceeds of narcotic activity. The funds were released to the Harrison County District Attorney for distribution under the state of Texas seizure laws. On December 12, 2016, Harrison County District Attorney Coke Solomon delivered a check to the Marshall Police Department. The check will be placed into a fund used to combat the use and sale of narcotics in our city.

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa would like to acknowledge the hard work of both Officer Adams and the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office. “This is a perfect example of two separate entities working together to achieve one goal. I would like to commend Officer Adams and the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office, not only for the work on this particular case, but for all the hard work they do day in and day out. It is with great honor that I name Officer Lakeldrick Adams and the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office this week’s MVP’s”.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Georgia Police Officers Both Die After Shooting,The suspect killed himself inside a home after a standoff with police.

Since high school Nick Smarr and Jody Smith had been inseparable – roommates after graduation; classmates at the police academy in Georgia; and best friends who, at the end of every goodbye, said the words “I love you.”

They spent their free time cackling at inside jokes only they found funny and competitively comparing cop notes: who did more work, who answered more calls, who was the better police officer. When Smith set his wedding date for May 20 of 2017, he asked Smarr to be his best man.

It was for all these reason that their families weren’t surprised to learn that on Wednesday morning, in what would become their final act as officers and men, Smarr and Smith were together.

At 9:30 a.m., Smarr, an Americus Police officer, was called to check out a domestic dispute at an apartment near Georgia Southwestern State University. Smith, a campus officer there, overheard the radio chatter and decided, despite the fact that other Americus, Georgia, officers were en route, to “backup his friend,” Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said at a press conference.

What happened next was captured on body camera footage, authorities said, and narrated in a Facebook post by Smarr’s uncle, Michael Waters, who confirmed the details with The Washington Post.

The two drove up separately. Smith swept around the back of the apartment while Smarr approached the slightly ajar front door, according to the online post. Smarr heard commotion inside, called out and entered, where he found a suspect he “immediately recognized,” the post said, a career criminal authorities identified as Minquell Lembrick. Also there was a woman and child, the victims from the domestic call, police said.

The man fled out the backdoor, Waters wrote, and Smarr followed. The suspect shot at the officers, striking both in the head before leaving the property, authorities said.

After shooting at the suspect, Smarr ran to Smith, according to the post, rolled him onto his back and performed CPR “until he could no longer.”

When backup officers arrived, they found the wounded men laying in the backyard – Smarr slumped over his best friend.

Smarr died soon after, authorities said, and Smith was airlifted to a Macon, Georgia, hospital where, on Thursday, he died, too.

“Nick’s best friend is now in heaven with him,” a family member said on Facebook.

Of Smarr’s decision to administer CPR, his long term girlfriend, Rachel Harrod, said: “Never been more proud to call someone mine.”

At a press conference, Chief Scott said the two men were “model officers” and “heroes.”

“I can’t say enough about them,” he said. “. . . They were there together, they were there together through it. And even after the shooting they were together.”

Police continued to search for Lembrick, the man accused of fatally shooting Smarr and Smith, and finally located him 24 hours later when a man phoned a law enforcement tip line and said he was hiding in a house in Americus. Officers, including the SWAT team, responded immediately.

As they set up a perimeter, Scott said they heard what sounded like a gunshot from inside. For an hour, negotiators tried to coax the suspect out, but eventually used a robot to open the door, where officers found Lembrick dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Lembrick was a “career criminal” with a rap sheet 32 pages long, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said at a press conference. At the time of the shooting, he was wanted for kidnapping and other charges, Scott told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. When asked by a reporter if Lembrick shouldn’t have been on the street, Keenan balked.

“I don’t pass judgments on the criminal justice system,” he said. “I just know that he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and he wreaked havoc on this community.”

News of Lembrick’s death broke just hours before authorities confirmed that Smith had also died.

After graduating from the police academy, both Smith and Smarr began their law enforcement careers with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.  Where Smith’s mother, Sgt. Sharron Johnson, is also employed, before transferring to other agencies and eventually both landing back in Americus, Ga.

On Facebook Wednesday morning, Smith’s mother posted a photo of her and her son from four years ago, both in uniform, with the caption: “The love of my life!!!!”

Smith and his fiancee, Sarah Smarr (not a relation of Officer Smarr), were supposed to get married on May 20, Nick Smarr’s girlfriend, Rachel Harrod, told The Washington Post. Both Smith and his fiancee were students at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Harrod said the two couples would often go on double dates and most recently carpooled to a string of weddings among friends from Smarr and Smith’s high school.

Harrod, a nursing student, met Smarr a year and a half ago after she moved to Americus for nursing school. At first, she found him arrogant and boastful, exuding a bravado she found unattractive. But upon a second meeting, Harrod uncovered details about Smarr that made her melt: His love of Disney movies, like “Hercules” and “The Lion King.” His adoration for his nieces and nephews. His preference for domestic calls over writing traffic tickets because, she said, he liked to help.

“He just had the biggest heart of anyone I ever met. He was just looking for a way to help people in ways they couldn’t help themselves,” Harrod told The Washington Post. “I do know that his love for policing didn’t come from wanting to necessarily punish bad people. It was to help good people.”

And the friendship he shared with Smith was so fierce, Harrod said, that those closest to them at times found it irritating.

“I almost hated going places with the two of them,” she joked. “I’ve never met two men who loved each other like they did.”

Smarr’s uncle told The Post nothing exemplified that more than their final acts.
Smith coming for backup.

Officer Smarr ignored his own injuries, to try and save his friend.

“He continued this until his last breath,” Waters said of his nephew. “That is true love for your family and friends. That is who Nick was and how he will be remembered.”

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crime rate is down 20% this month

The Marshall Police Department is proud to announce that crime for November 2016 is down by 20% compared to crime in November 2015.  This is great news for our Community.  

Overall year to date crime 2015 compared to 2016 is down 5% .  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lieutenant John Johnson named MPD's latest MVP

Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa has named Lieutenant John Johnson as the department’s latest MVP. On multiple occasions, Lt. Johnson has gone above and beyond the call of duty for Marshall residents. On November 19, Lt. Johnson was one of the responding officers to a call regarding a deceased person. He arrived on the scene to discover Marshall EMS trying to resuscitate the man. Unfortunately, the man was not able to be revived and he was pronounced dead. While waiting for the funeral home to arrive, Lt. Johnson stayed on the scene and consoled family members out of the goodness of his heart. The family recently contacted the Marshall Police Department commending Lt. Johnson for his kindness and professionalism during their time of grief.

On December 3, Lt. Johnson, assisted by two MPD patrolmen, was called to help a stranded motorist. Although it was cold and raining that day, Lt. Johnson helped not only push the woman’s car to a nearby gas station, but also stayed and helped get the car running again.

Chief Campa stated, “Lt. Johnson is a perfect example of what it means to be a police officer. His leadership and ability to show compassion to Marshall residents says a lot about his character. I am extremely proud of the way Lt. Johnson represents our department.”

Officer Killed in head-on crash on Route 55

MILLVILLE — New Jersey State Police said a trooper has died in the line of duty after being struck head-on while driving on Route 55 in South Jersey.

Colonel Rick Fuentes said Trooper Frankie Williams, 31, of the Port Norris Station died at Cooper University Hospital in Camden following the incident on Monday night along the highway in Millville near exit 24 for Route 49. Williams was responding to a call for service.

Toyota Corolla traveling southbound crossed the grass median and went onto the northbound lanes hitting Williams’ marked cruiser head-on. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police, who did not disclose the driver’s identity. An earlier tweet identified the driver as a woman, but police described the driver as a man in an updated announcement.

The exact cause of death for both still remains under investigation. Route 55 reopened around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Williams was a member of the 156th State Police Class, which graduated in January, and was a resident of Atlantic County.

Trooper Williams was highly respected by his peers, establishing himself very early in his career as an outstanding trooper able to think quickly on his feet and make sound decisions,” State Police wrote on their Facebook page.

North Wildwood flew  its flags to half-staff on Tuesday in Williams’ honor. “I am deeply saddened over the death of NJ State Trooper Frankie Williams, and I want to make sure that he is honored properly, as we in North Wildwood stand here today in support and solidarity with the New Jersey State Police, and Trooper Williams’ family and friend,” Mayor Patrick Rosenello said in a statement.

Gov. Christie offered condolences and prayers for Williams’ family in a tweet on Tuesday morning. Bridgeton Police offered condolences on their Facebook page while NJ State PBA President Patrick Colligan tweeted “we have lost a hero.”

Williams was credited last August for getting a toy poodle out of the back of a hot Mercedes-Benz parked at a Pilesgrove Township store by breaking the window. He brought the dog, which a vet said was suffering from heat stroke to a shaded area and poured water over its body and gave the dog some water to drink.

The dog’s owner, a 43-year-old State College, Penn woman, was charged with animal abuse.
Williams is the second State Police officer to die in the line of duty in 2016. Trooper Sean Cullen died after being hit responding to a vehicle fire on Route 295 in Deptford on March 8.

Trooper Eli McCarson lost control of his cruiser in a heavy rain and died last December after just 10 months of service en route to a domestic violence call in Quinton Township.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mine-ResistantAmbush Protected vs. Marshall Rescue and Protection vehicle

The Marshall Police Department recently added a Rescue vehicle to its fleet. The department acquired an MRAP (Mine-ResistantAmbush Protected) vehicle through the Law Enforcement Support Office, more commonly known as the 1033 program. The Law Enforcement Support Office permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U.S. Department ofDefense (DoD) personal property to state and local law enforcement agencies.

The MRAP, a fully armored all-terrain vehicle, will be used as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters. Marshall has seen several instances where our streets have flooded. This vehicle will allow officers to rescue anyone that has been trapped by high water. The rescue vehicle can also be utilized in the event of an active shooter situation or during SWAT situations.

Chief of Police Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “This MRAP, which in our case stands for Marshall Rescue and Protection vehicle, will allow us to better protect Marshall residents. This rescue vehicle will be able to reach places we have not been able to in the past due to rising water or trees blocking the roadway. I am happy we have acquired this vehicle, at no cost, and will be able to further protect our citizens.”

Tacoma police officer shot dead; suspect killed after standoff

(CNN)The suspect accused of shooting and killing a Tacoma, Washington, police officer was killed early Thursday after a standoff with authorities that lasted for hours, officials said.

A Pierce County sheriff's deputy shot the suspect, who had been using two children as a shield, Detective Ed Troyer said.

"We didn't want the kids to get hurt on top of everything that happened. Unfortunately, such a horrible situation, this could have ended a lot worse," Troyer told reporters. "The suspect's deceased. The kids are safe. That's really what we're very thankful for.

Officer responded to domestic dispute

Police said the officer, who has not yet been publicly identified, was responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon when the suspect shot him. He died Wednesday night. 

The 45-year-old officer joined the department in 1999, Tacoma police Chief Donald Ramsdell said.

Once authorities learned the suspect was using children as a shield, they patiently tried to negotiate with him through the night.

"The negotiations failed," Troyer said. "We went in, took one of the kids when we had a chance, and he grabbed the other kid. One of our officers felt he had a shot. He took it."

Throughout the night, officers from different agencies acted heroically, he said.
"Everybody came together to help keep this neighborhood safe. It's a horrible beginning to this. ... The ending to this is equally as sad, but we still have two really safe kids, and no other neighbors and no other officers got hurt," Troyer said.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Seriously lock your car doors, by Jesus Eddie Campa

On behalf of the Marshall Police Department we are asking that you help us help you.  Over the past week, we've received 10 reports of vehicle burglaries. Of those, 8 of the vehicles had been left unlocked. The solution here is simple, lock your doors. Here's a friendly reminder from our Public Information Officers.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Murder victim identified

On Monday, November 28 at approximately 4:30 a.m. the Marshall Police Department 
received a call about a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 1500 block of Grafton Street.  
When officers arrived at the residence, they found a deceased male from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.  

The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.  Right now, no arrests have been made

The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Paul Sparks. No arrests have been made.

Chief Jesus “Eddie Campa stated, “Our condolences to Mr. Sparks’ family during this
time of grief. Our detectives are working vigorously to identify and apprehend the
suspect(s) responsible for this crime.”

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Marshall Police Department
at 903-935-4575 or the Marshall-Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969

Monday, November 21, 2016

31-year-old man arrested in San Antonio police detective's slaying

May justice be served on you swiftly and may God have no mercy on you. 
San Antonio police arrested a man Monday afternoon in the slaying of police Det. Benjamin Marconi.
SWAT arrested Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, without incident about 4:30 p.m. Monday at FM 1516 and Interstate 10, police Chief William McManus said.

At the time of the arrest, McKane, a San Antonio resident, was in a vehicle with an adult woman who was driving and a 2-year-old passenger, he said. 
"This has all been unfolding over the last 30 hours and we are all relieved to have taken him into custody without further loss of life," McManus said.
It's unclear whether anyone else was involved in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing, he said. 
Law enforcement followed a variety of leads that lead police to the suspect. After several hours of surveillance, officials conducted a felony traffic stop to arrest McKane, he said. 
"This afternoon we can all breath a little easier knowing the suspect who maliciously killed one of our SAPD officers is in custody," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said Monday. 
McKane has past charges of assault bodily injury and criminal trespass, according to Bexar County records. 
Marconi, 50, was fatally shot about 11:40 a.m. Sunday outside police headquarters. The shooter pulled up behind the detective's squad car, got out and walked over to the passenger side. 
The man fired twice, hitting Marconi once in the head, and fled in a black Mitsubishi Gallant with custom rims, police said. 
McKane was is in a different vehicle when he was arrested, but police found the Mitsubishi near his house and obtained a search warrant for it. 
Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the force, had been sitting in the car writing a ticket when he was shot. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he died.  
McManus said Monday that he believes "the uniform was the target."

Marshall Police in action. Helping everyone in our community "Putting Our Community First"

Law 25 Re-Create Yourself Ricardo Munoz

Law 25 Re-Create Yourself 

Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life

Sunday, November 20, 2016

San Antonio Cop Fatally Shot While Giving Out Traffic Ticket

The Marshall Police Department has you and your family in our prayers. 

Detective Benjamin Marconi San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, a shooting that officials indicated appeared to be a targeted attack.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the press that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off.
“It’s always difficult, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country,” McManus said.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

California police capture suspect accused of deputy's murder

Chief Jesus Eddie Campa stated via phone "Once again we have lost a brother in a senseless murder.  The Marshall Police Department and the City of Marshall stand with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.  As I have stated in the past the senseless murders of police officers needs to stop."  

California police on Sunday captured a "known criminal" accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy twice in the head at point-blank range after the officer discovered the suspect in a stolen vehicle.

Multiple tacticalunits had been engaged in the manhunt for David Machado, 36, who is alleged to have carjacked a driver in Keyes just minutes after he murdered Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace on Sunday morning.
"We know the gun used in the crime was in direct contact with [Wallace's] head when the trigger was pulled twice," Sheriff Adam Christianson said during a news conference. "This was a direct execution."
Machado was already wanted on a felony warrant for unspecified criminal activity when Wallace, in his uniform and driving a marked police vehicle, entered the Fox Grove Recreation and Fishing Access park at 8:24 a.m. Wallace spotted a suspicious vehicle and, after a dispatcher told Wallace the vehicle was stolen, he requested backup.
Moments later, Wallace was dead.
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace 
By the time backup arrived, the suspect was gone. The subsequent carjacking of a Kia Rio occurred at 8:40 a.m. local time. The carjacking victim identified Machado as the man who stole the car, police said.
Machado later abandoned the stolen van and carjacked an escape vehicle in the nearby city of Keyes, according to the sheriff's department. He was arrested hours later 150 miles south of Hughson in the town of Lindsay after he tried to steal a woman's purse at a convenience store, Christianson said.
The woman fought Machado and called Lindsay police, prompting him to run from the scene. Officers chased after him on foot and took him into custody without incident, Christianson said.

Lindsay officers didn't initially recognize Machado as the suspect in the killing of Wallace. But once he was in custody, they identified him through tattoos and a photograph and immediately contacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Christianson said.
Wallace, 53, was a 20-year veteran of the department who Christianson said was well known for his involvement in community programs such as D.A.R.E.
"Unfortunately, we do this far too often here in California and nationwide," Christianson said. "You have to ask yourself the question: 'Where does it stop, where does it end?'"
Wallace is the fourth officer killed in the line of duty in SCSD history, according to the department's website. The previous death occurred in April 2012 when Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris was gunned down while serving an eviction notice.