SAN MARCOS – (Update: The public funeral service for officer Justin Putnam is over.)
A public funeral service for Justin Putnam, a San Marcos police officer killed in the line of duty last spring, will be held on Thursday morning.
Putnam was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on April 18, 2020. His funeral was postponed due to COVID-19 at his family’s request, city officials said.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. at Shoreline Church in Austin, located at 15201 Burnet Road.
According to a news release by the City of San Marcos, a procession—limited to first responders from Hays County only— traveled from Thomason Funeral Home to Shoreline Church earlier Thursday.
The public was invited to pay their respects along the route, which traveled from Old Ranch Road 12 to Wonder World Drive, then on to I-35 North.
“The service will include special remembrances, video tributes and the presentation of a posthumous award by Chief Stan Standridge,” the city said in a news release.
Full law enforcement honors will follow on the lawn outside the church immediately after the service.