Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Justin Read Putnam

San Marcos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Justin Read Putnam

My name is Rhett Barkley, and I am a part of GAVC Criminal Justice Year 2. Both this officer and this story stuck out to me. I don't think people understand how dangerous an officer's job can be. Rest in peace, officer Putnam. You and your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhett Barkley

March 10, 2022

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

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

God Bless hero Justin Putnam, his fiancee, his sisters, and extended family and friends!

PA Police Officer/State Inv Ret

June 2, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

May 7, 2020

I'm sorry it took so long to write this. Every time I've tried, I've broken down. I still don't really know what to write. Knowing what I do now, I'm torn. Of course, I'm devastated that I'll never hear your music coming down the hallway. I'll miss your jokes. I'll just miss you. But, knowing what you did, I couldn't be more proud to call you a friend and coworker. You truly died a hero. You saved everyone else's life on that scene. And that doesn't surprise me a bit. I will continue to work and I'll do it better for having known you. You have my word, I will honor you and your sacrifice every day I get in my car and go to work. And don't worry, we'll watch over Sil for you. I'm comforted knowing Ken was waiting to meet you. Say hi for all of us. Keep an eye out for us until we meet again. See you soon my friend.


May 7, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True Hero You Are. Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

May 5, 2020

Rest in peace, Officer Putnam. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

May 3, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 3, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 27, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Putnam. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the SMPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 26, 2020

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

April 26, 2020



April 24, 2020

Thanks, sir. We have it. You may rest easy now.

Lieutenant Joe Miller
Salisbury Police Dept

April 23, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

April 23, 2020

I have had the honor and privilege of volunteering to serve both police officers and firefighters in the town in which I live. There is one promise that runs deep within these departments and departments across our great nation, “Not on my watch”. These brave men and women selflessly serve the citizens of their communities day in and day out, weekends, deep nights and holidays away from their loved ones because of a higher calling, to protect and serve. Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice you have made Officer Justin Putnam. May GOD wrap his loving arms around your family, both blood and blue, during this most sorrowful time. May heaven give you the heroes welcome you so richly deserve, and may you now patrol streets of gold. Please continue to watch over us. GOD speed.

Civilian V Anonymous
Member Garland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

April 23, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Justin Putman, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the two other officers who where critically wounded for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 23, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 23, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Justin Putnam and the extended law enforcement family of the San Marcos Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 2020

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 23, 2020

RIP. Thank you for your service. Prayers to your family, friends, and co workers.

Sarah Grady

April 22, 2020

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

April 22, 2020

To the family of Police Officer Justin Putnam, friends, Interim Police Chief Bob Klett and the
San Marcos Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

April 22, 2020

Thank you, sir, for your service, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

April 22, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Officer Ewing, and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Smyrna Police Department, Georgia. May God give comfort and understanding to the family and associates of Officer Ewing, of this loss. RIP my Brother we got your Watch!

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvania

April 21, 2020

May he rest in peace

Alan McDevitt

April 21, 2020

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