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 ...by 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.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Two officers shot during search for fugitive on Boise Bench in Boise

The Marshall Police Department stands by our brothers in blue in Boise.  We pray for a quick recovery for our brothers.  This senseless shooting and killing of police officers needs to stop,  

BOISE -- Two police officers and a wanted man have been shot during a standoff on the Boise Bench Friday afternoon.
Both officers have been rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
An emotional Boise Police Chief Bill Bones told reporters at the hospital Friday evening that one of the officers in in surgery, and the other is being treated in the emergency room. The conditions of the officers have not yet been released. 
"We had a serious tragedy in the city of Boise tonight, both for our police department and our community," he said.
Police say they believe the shooter is 33-year-old Marco Romero, although Bones said his identity has not been confirmed with 100 percent certainty. The suspect was shot and killed.
Romero was wanted in connection with a double shooting in Meridian Tuesday night that injured two.
Friday's shooting near the intersection of Irving and Wilson streets happened as police were doing a yard-to-yard search for Romero, who was spotted in the area by neighbors earlier Friday.
Jardo, a K9 police dog was also shot and is in surgery at WestVet on Chinden Boulevard, Bones said. 
"I would ask that the prayers of the citizens of Boise are out there tonight for our officers to make sure they come through this OK," Bones said.

As he fought back tears, the chief said the Boise Police Department is rallying around the injured officers.
"Obviously we have a lot of people, a lot of staff and a lot of officers coming tgether, the concerns of all our department are here," he said. "I would ask that we don't have an overwhelming response, that we leave the hospital here to do what they do to make sure our officers get the treatment that they need and stay clear. But those words of encouragement, those thoughts and as I said, most importantly your prayers for the welfare of our officers tonight."
Boise Police used the reserve 911 system to tell residents in the area north of Emerald and east of Orchard to stay inside their homes. Reporters at the scene were told earlier to move back in case of "rifle fire."
A woman who identified herself as Romero's sister stood sobbing at the edge of the yellow crime tape with a group of people after the shooting. One member of the group called out to police, yelling "why can't you tell us?"
Police had previously warned that Romero should be considered armed and dangerous after investigators say he shot and injured a man and woman at the Cherry Lane Apartments. The suspect had been released on parole last month.
Authorities said Romero's family had reported he was acting strangely, and warned that he may have been planning additional acts of violence.  Romero was also believed to be connected to the carjacking of an 89-year-old in Meridian Thursday. 
Dispatchers say police were originally called out to the Irving Street area because a stolen vehicle had been recovered. It's unclear if that car is the vehicle taken during the carjacking. 
Jake Chapple, who lives in the neighborhood, said the shooting came as a "complete shock."
He said he rushed from work after his wife called in a panic, telling him that there were police everywhere.
"That's very nerve-racking, I'm still shaking a little bit," he said.
Chapple's wife had just picked up one of their children from school when the shooting started, he said.
"I walked out and we started hearing gunshots, and I was like 'get inside now,'" he said.
Friday's shooting marks the third shooting involving police in the Treasure Valley in less than 24 hours. The Critical Incident Task Force, led by Garden City Police, will investigate the shooting. 
The last time a Boise Police officer was shot was in June, when an officer responding to a shooting at a Bridlewood Court home was shot once in the chest. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, and escaped serious injury.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Marshall PD seeks tips in hit & run that left man in critical condition

Marshall police have released a more detailed description of a pickup truck believed to have been involved in a hit and run Monday evening that left one man with life-threatening injuries.
Officers were called to the 1500 block of East Houston Street at 6:48 p.m. in response to reports of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the crash. 
When they arrived, first responders found an older man lying in the roadway at the intersection of East Houston St. and Hazelwood St. 

Witnesses say they heard the crash that left a man lying in the roadway Monday evening at East Houston St. and Hazelwood St. in Marshall, TX before they saw a pickup truck leaving the scene. (Source: Marshall Police Department)
  Marshall police have released this photo of a truck that is believed to be a similar make and model as the one reportedly seen leaving the scene of a hit and run on Monday evening. (Source: Marshall Police Department)
The man, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall with what are described as life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday morning, he was listed in critical condition. 
Initial reports suggested that a black Dodge, 2-door pickup truck, believed to be a single cab with a short wheel base and aftermarket pipes and rims struck the man before fleeing the scene. Later reports suggested the pickup truck may be a Dodge dully with a grill guard on the front.
“This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the City of Marshall," said Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa in a statement released Monday night.
On Tuesday, Chief Campa released an additional statement urging anyone who has any information about the incident to notify police as soon as possible.
"Keeping our community safe is our highest priority,” Campa said. 
Anyone with information about the crime or identity of the driver of the truck is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575 or the Marshall-Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dallas Cowboys chasing 7 straight

Frazier, L. McFadden Active To Help Cowboys With Injuries In The Secondary say's Jesus Eddie Campa

Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:40 AM CST

CLEVELAND – This might be as uneventful as the Cowboys’ inactives have been all season.
Of course, they’re dealing with some important injuries as they prepare to kick off against the Cleveland Browns. Starters Morris Claiborne and Barry Churchare out, and swing tackle Chaz Green is sitting for the fourth-consecutive game. There’s also the well-documented issue of Tony Romo’s absence.
But with all four of those players being ruled out on Friday afternoon, there’s not much suspense to worry about. In addition to those four, the Cowboys’ other three inactives are Darius JacksonMark Nzeocha and Ryan Davis.
Davis is missing his second-straight game with a hamstring injury. Jackson and Nzeocha are healthy scratches to make way for other roster activity.
Notably, that activity will come in the secondary as a result of the injuries to Church and Claiborne. Kavon Frazier will be active for the fourth time this season to serve as depth behind J.J. Wilcox and Jeff Heath. In his previous three appearances on the game day roster, he did not participate in the action – though that seems likely to change thanks to the injury issues.
At cornerback, Leon McFadden will make his first appearance of the season and will wear No. 23. McFadden was called up from the practice squad on Saturday afternoon to help offset Claiborne’s injury. McFadden was actually the 68th overall pick by the Browns in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he spent time with five other teams before landing in Dallas.
The Cowboys will turn to Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown to ease the injury problems, but the added depth was a necessity.
With Green again sitting out, Emmett Cleary will serve as the No. 3 tackle for the Dallas offensive line. Tyron Smith’s back injury hasn’t limited him in any games over the past month, but that still bears monitoring if something should happen to him in-game.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The mysterious story of “IT” arriving in Marshall, Texas and the Cool Cops that brought “It” to you… By Ricardo Munoz.

For weeks the Marshall Police Department’s Police Chief Jesus Eddie Campa had been teasing of a surprise that would becoming to Marshall, Texas.  The date for the unveiling was set for Aug 24, 2016 at the City in the Park Back to School Cook Out.  For weeks cryptic video messages appeared on the MPD's and Chief’s Campa’s Facebook page.  The community of Marshall did not know what to expect as there had been a lot of speculation and mystery surrounding what exactly was coming to the city.  The only hint we had was that “It” was coming.  We have included several of the cryptic messages to this story.   

In speaking to Chief Jesus Eddie Campa I found a leader that truly understands the concept of community policing and is not scared to embrace it as his primary policing strategy.  Many law enforcement agencies talk about community policing and claim to have an understanding of community policing, but don't believe in it.  In order for a police agency to have a successful community policing program it must be understood and accepted by the head of the agency and the officers of the agency.

It has been a great privilege to see Chief Campa and the officers of the MPD change the culture of the City of Marshall with it's aggressive approach and forward thinking about community policing.  The feeling in the air in Marshall has changed so much in the past two years, you can see a massive change and it's all due to the change of policing strategies.  The community has come together in support of the new direction that the city is taking and it was all due to the proactive approach of the police department.    

 Finally the big day arrived and Chief Campa unveiled “It”.  It turned out to be the latest community policing tool the Marshall Police Department had added to its arsenal of community trust building initiatives.   "IT" turned out to be an ice cream truck and no longer would be referred to as It. The Cool Cops Ice Cream truck had arrived to Marshall.  The Marshall Police Department converted their old SWAT vehicle into an ice cream truck.  They partnered up with a local graphic company who donated the new graphics to outfit the Cool Cops Ice Cream Truck.  Chief Campa was able to secure Blue Bell Ice Cream as the official sponsor of the Cool Cops.

Cool Cops was established to build relationships with today's youth.  Chief Campa told me that his plan was to show the children that just because they see lights and sirens does not mean that something bad is going to happen.  It can just be the Cool Cops bringing Ice Cream to a neighborhood, school. special event, or to the park.  Today when society is turning it's back on police everywhere it is important to start showing and educating the children that the police are the good guys and are here to help.  Cool Cops seems like a great way to build those relationships and reshape the way our youth look at the police.   

Why we created NCNL...By Ricardo Munoz and Jesus Eddie Campa

                                  Jesus Eddie Campa - established NCNL in 2015

Growing up in a community that is diverse and vibrant, because of its location and its real estate, sheltered me from the truth of racism. I always knew it existed, as I read about it in our history books, watched it on the news, saw the changes that it was causing, and in the profession I have spent the last 21 years serving in, yet, I had never actually experienced it. It was not until I traveled to a different state that I was exposed to racism firsthand. I was told that I was the wrong color and race to be applying for the top cop position in that community.
After a few days in the community, I realized that I was indeed not welcomed and was only brought in for an interview to meet some affirmative action quota. I was exposed to racism again after becoming the Police Chief of a town in East Texas and was shocked at how openly racism was accepted there.
The main issue here was that it had been going on for so long that it almost seemed to be accepted as natural or normal behavior. I arrived at a time when the anti-police sentiment was beginning to brew heavily around the country.
I was shocked at how several people in the community were treated because of the color of their skin or because of their social-economic status.
In talking to the community, many felt that the police were racially motivated, and did not trust us. The reality was that this was a misconception built on by years of misunderstood criticism on both ends of the spectrum. This is what led me to create the ‘No Colors No Labels Initiative.’ Through education, transparency, partnerships, food, unity and faith. the world could change and unite to put an end to racial misconceptions.
To find out more about NCNL, call (903)935-4543 or email nocolorsnolabels@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/nocolorsnolabels and on Twitter @nocolorsnolabels. Visit the website at http://ncnl.org.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A parolee faces firearms and drug charges..... By Jesus Eddie Campa

A parolee faces firearms and drug charges, and additional charges could be filed against him, authorities say.

Marshall, Texas, police arrested 39-year-old Kelvin Dewayne Brown on Nov. 1 as a result of a search they conducted as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
Authorities reportedly found several guns, methamphetamine, marijuana and suspected stolen property in a residence in the 400 block of Spruce Street about 7 a.m. 
Brown was booked into Harrison County Jail on 1 count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. 

Marshall Police Chief Jesus Eddie Campa stated that "Marshall is no longer a safe haven for criminal activity." 

Community leaders and Marshall Police

No colors. No labels.
It was a second chance for community leaders and police to come together Tuesday night in Marshall, Texas.
Marshall Police and Marshall Against Violence joined forces hoping to find common ground.
They hosted a town hall meeting to talk about ways to create better relations between police and the community they serve.
MPD says this is part of an ongoing effort made more urgent by recent shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas.
Tuesday's meeting was controversy free, unlike the July 27 meeting where Marshall City Commissioner Michael Mitchell was removed and arrested for disrupting the meeting.
On Tuesday, the Harrison County District Attorney dropped the charges against Mitchell