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San Marcos PD receives outpouring of community support following officer shooting

Drawings, letters and Facebook comments cover the walls, windows and cabinets at the San Marcos police station.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — After a shooting left one San Marcos police officer dead and two wounded, community members have rallied around the police department with support.

31-year-old Officer Justin Putnam was killed in the April 18 shooting along with the alleged shooter, and Officer Franco Stewart and Officer Justin Mueller were wounded. On May 12, The Texas Rangers have positively identified Jose Alfredo Perez DeLaCruz as the person who shot and killed Officer Justin Putnam and wounded Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller.

In a video compilation shared on Facebook, Korbin Weese, the SMPD interim administrative coordinator, highlighted some of this support with pictures of letters and positive Facebook comments printed out and hung around the police station.

The video shows these drawings, letters and comments on walls, windows and cabinets.

"It is amazing to see how much a community can come together when times get rough," Weese said in the caption. "Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts #RestEasy442."

Community members looking to contribute can send drawings, cards, or notes of encouragement to:

San Marcos Police Department
2300 S IH-35
San Marcos, TX 78666 

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