Spurs hold moment of silence for fallen SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi

Marconi fatally shot Sunday in line of duty

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs held a moment of silence Monday for slain San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi before their game against the Dallas Mavericks at the AT&T Center.

Marconi was shot and killed Sunday before noon near San Antonio Police Department Headquarters.

The city of Dallas suffered a similar tragedy in July when a man fired upon a group of police officers, killing five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded.

The San Antonio community and others across the nation have shown a strong outpouring of support since Marconi's death.

That was extended to the AT&T Center, where the Spurs moment of silence lasted nearly 30 seconds.

Marconi was a husband, a father of two and a grandfather from Floresville. He was a 20-year veteran of the force.

Funeral arrangements for Detective Marconi are as follows:

A public viewing will be held at Porter Loring at 1101 McCullough Avenue on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. A rosary will take place at 7:00 p.m.

A private processional will be held Monday morning at 10 a.m. from Porter Loring to Community Bible Church. It will include the hearse, the Marconi family, SAPD motorcycles and SAPD marked units only.

The processional route will be from McCullough to I-35 North, 281 North, Eastbound Loop 1604, Gold Canyon to the Community Bible Church property.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Community Bible Church at 2477 Loop 1604. A reception will be held after the service and will be open to all attendees. 

About the Author:

RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.