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

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

April 20, 2020

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue. God speed.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

April 19, 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

April 19, 2020

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Maryland

April 19, 2020

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

April 19, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Putnam. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

April 19, 2020

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

April 19, 2020

The San Marcos Police Department is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your dedication and service to the community!

Chief Bryan Corb, Ret.
Richwood Police Department

April 19, 2020

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

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

April 19, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

April 19, 2020

Sad and maddening. Prayers for the family and department. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

April 19, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Justin Putman. Please know we are eternally grateful for Justin’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Putman, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the San Marcos, Texas Police Department for Justin’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Putman’s parents and fiancée.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

April 19, 2020

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

April 19, 2020

Rest in Peace brother.

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE sacrifice.

Prayers for your family.


Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

April 19, 2020

God Bless the officers and their families.

Detective Dan Kimmett
Denver Police Dept detective retired

April 19, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family and all those who honored him with love, may you rest with Jesus until you meet again. There are no comforting words to share , just know our blue family thanks you and send our heartfelt prayers!!

Leslie Shard Navarro

April 19, 2020

THE JOURNEY between WHO You Once Were & Who You are Now BECOMING, is Where the Dance of LIFE Really Takes PLACE - unknown author

A WARRIOR Strength is measured by the SIZE of his heart HE shows LOVE HONOR RESPECT He Will STAND and FIGHT in the face of Adversity FOR the ones he LOVES He WILL be their VOICE He WILL be their SHIELD HE Leads by EXAMPLE ALWAYS remembering Who HE IS- unknown author

GOD BLESS Officer Putnam RIP, GOD give his family Peace Comfort & Strength to get through this difficult time. Be with them ALWAYS!

Wife of LEO Texas
Wife of LEO Texas

April 19, 2020

Rest In Peace my faithful brother. Your bravery and dedication will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you family and department.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

April 19, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero for your courage, sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 19, 2020

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

April 19, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 19, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

April 19, 2020

Rest hero true lord take him home with you prayers for your family and the whole SMPD. We have the watch from here

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

April 19, 2020

Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family and department. Prayers.

Corporal Charles White
Morongo Indian Reservation Department Of Public Safety

April 19, 2020

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