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Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Reflections for Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 22, 2016

No words can express the pain in my heart. May God Bless your family. You served us well. Thank You!

Sue Shrum

November 21, 2016

My two sons work for the French Robertson Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Division and I have worked there as well. We as well not to long ago have lost a correction officer at the hand of of an inmate. Our hearts are still heavy with that and now are hearts are not only heavy with sorrow because of the U. S. Border Patrol Officer in El Paso, but as well as the officer in San Antonio. Our family has gotten together and had a prayer meeting for both officers as well as for all officers. My Gods wings wrap themselves around each one of you and protect you from all the scumbags and idiots on the streets and behind the grey walls.

Civilian Humberto Pina

November 21, 2016

Ben was a fine man. Our family is honored to have been his friend.

Dale Tessman, civilian

November 21, 2016

My sincere sympathy to your Department, fellow officers and the family of Detective Marconi. We all have lost a brother officer. It seems that we are losing our brothers and sisters nearly every day. This must be stopped.

James Mccuen Retired (1966-1988)
Oakland California Police Department

November 21, 2016

There are no words to express how sad this story is to hear. This has got to stop. Peace to all officers and especially the Marconi family.

Civilian Candy Colton

November 21, 2016

This is senseless, sad and heartbreaking.
Rest in Peace Detective Marconi.
Thank you for your service.
My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

November 21, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 21, 2016

My very deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective Marconi, as well as his brothers and sisters with the San Antonio Police Department. May the Hounds of Hell forever pursue the coward who did this to you. Rest in Peace brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

November 21, 2016

My sincere sympathy for the loss of your officer in the line of duty. We are witnessing the murders of our brother officers almost on a daily basis. My heart grieves for his fellow officers, friends and especially family. I have lost another brother.

James Mccuen Retired (1966-1988)
Oakland California Police Department

November 21, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska, Special Prosecutions, Medicaid Fraud

November 21, 2016

My Brother in Blue, your life and legacy will never go a day without having our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
God bless!

Det Reggie FREEMAN
San Antonio Police

Detective Reginald FREEMAN
San Antonio Police

November 21, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Marconi. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at San Antonio Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

November 21, 2016

Rest I Peace. God be with your family during this time

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

November 21, 2016

May God bless the family and Dept. Rest in peace Brother.

Detective. (ret) Richard Killinger
Mid Cumberland Regional Police

November 21, 2016

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless you Family and Friends.


November 21, 2016

Rest in peace my brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Senior Trooper William "Tally" Talamante

November 21, 2016

To the family of Detective Benjamin Marconi, friends, Police Chief William McManus and the San Antonio Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 21, 2016

We will all miss your services and gratitude.

Field Agent

November 21, 2016



November 21, 2016

Godspeed, Detective Marconi, into the eternal peace that we do not get to know during our careers.

Jeremy Liebbe, MS
Detective Sergeant of Police (ret.)
Honorably Retired Texas Peace Officer

November 21, 2016

Prayers and love go out to you and family

Recruit Robert Ramirez
Los Angles County Sheriffs Department

November 21, 2016

RIP May the Lord be with your family and co worker's

Sgt B. Janz
Cyril, Okla Police Dept

November 21, 2016

Final Salute Detective Marconi, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

November 21, 2016

Rest in eternal Peace my brother.

Raymond Flores, Lt (ret.)

November 21, 2016

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