Police Officer Justin Putnam

Police Officer Justin Putnam

San Marcos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Justin Putnam

Police Officer Justin Putnam was shot and killed when he and other officers responded to a domestic assault incident at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Hunter Road at 6:15 p.m.

As the officers entered the apartment they were ambushed by a male subject with a rifle. Officer Putnam was killed and two other officers were wounded but survived.

The subject, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who was wearing body armor, committed suicide after shooting the officers.

Officer Putnam had served with the San Marcos Police Department for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by his fiancee, sister, and other family members.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 442

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, domestic

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The last few months have been extremely difficult. Especially because another officer and his family, 4 years later, shares the same deviation on this fateful day that we do. My heart bleeds for his family, friends....especially his momma. I’m sure my son, Joey met this officer on this day as Joey knows all too well what the road a head is like. Your life matters!!! We will never forget and your family and friends will never be alone.

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

September 30, 2020

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