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Slain detective's family presented with $20,000 Que for the Blue check

SAN ANTONIO – Slain San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi’s son said there are plans in the works for the massive amount of money that was raised from a barbecue benefit held in December.

It has been nearly four months since Marconi was shot in front of police headquarters.

“Every day is a little bit better,” said Dane Marconi, Benjamin Marconi’s son.

The community continues showing the fallen officer’s family support.

“There’s a lot of love. That's what it is. There’s a lot of love that's coming in,” Dane Marconi said. “It's not about the money, not about anything like that, (it’s) about the love of the community coming together."

Last December’s Que for the Blue event raised $20,000 for the Marconi family. The big check was presented to them Saturday.

KSAT 12 was told there’s a plan for a “store” of sorts in Floresville, but it’s not clear what will be sold or when it will open.

“We’re using a lot of these fundraisers to help fund this so we can do something in his memory,” Dane Marconi said.

Que for the Blue was so successful that the San Antonio Police Officers Association Memorial Fund and the 100 Club each also received $10,000.

“When you call 911, they come. Well, now it's our turn to show up for them,” said Sean Hay, Que for the Blue founder.

The event will return in October.

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