Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi

Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Benjamin Edward Marconi

Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed from ambush as he conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle near the intersection of West Nueva Street and Santa Rosa Street at approximately 11:45 am.

Detective Marconi was sitting in his patrol car during the stop when an unrelated subject stopped his car behind Detective Marconi's patrol car. The man walked up to the passenger side of Detective Marconi's patrol car and shot Detective Marconi once in the head. The man then leaned into the patrol car and shot Detective Marconi a second time.

The subject fled in his vehicle. He was later arrested by members of San Antonio Police Department SWAT team. The man was convicted of capital murder in July 2021 and was subsequently sentenced to death.

Detective Marconi served with the San Antonio Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2382

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

ambush, traffic stop

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This troop made an impression on me from the very first day I was assigned to South Patrol. I remember he was on the radio chasing after burglars one morning and it was only 9A. The guys on the shift called him "Macaroni." I remember teasing him at roll call a couple of times because I heard that he liked to order chiliquiles for breakfast. Later he was assigned to me as a detective and he still kept that reputation as a hustler. One night I was watching the cult film Billy Jack and I told him the next day that he was a splitting image of Tom Laughlin. He didn't who it was and I reminded him that he was a good troop with an excellent work ethic. I later recruited him to work for me for me in a security detail as I knew that this kid was dependable and a good worker. I was on RD during the Thanksgiving holiday when they told me that he died. This kid was special. I will never forget Ben.

Captain John Saucedo (retired)
San Antonio Police Department

June 3, 2023

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