Police Officer Justin Putnam
San Marcos (TX) Police Department
End of Watch: April 18, 2020
Police Officer Justin Putnam was shot and killed in an ambush-style attack when he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Two other officers were wounded and transported to the hospital where they remain in critical but stable condition. The suspect committed suicide after the shooting. Officer Putnam is the 15th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the sixth officer fatality from the state of Texas in 2020.
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