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             Accountability Measures in the San Marcos Police Department       

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photos of three police officers with San Marcos PD; one who was killed and two were wounded

San Marcos Police Department is so grateful for the support and love we’ve received in the wake of a tragic police incident on April 18, 2020, that took the life of Officer Justin Putnam and wounded two other SMPD family members: Officer Franco Stewart and Officer Justin Mueller.

We’ve had so many people reach out asking how they can help the families of our officers who were killed or wounded in that incident. Thank you all. Your generosity and caring have not gone unnoticed. We are humbled by the depth of caring from those here in our city and beyond.

Donation funds have been set up for the wounded officers and for the family of fallen Officer Putnam. All donations are tax-exempt. Online donations can be made here.

Donations can also be mailed to:
San Marcos Police Department
2300 S. IH 35
San Marcos, TX 78666
ATTN: Tammy Strakos

Please make checks payable to SMCPAAA.

Officer Paul Beller

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The outpouring of support in prayers and well wishes from the community for Officer Paul Beller, who was injured in the line of duty, has been overwhelming. In response to numerous requests, a donation account has been set up for Officer Beller as he faces an extensive recovery. This donation account is provided through the San Marcos Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (SMCPAAA), a 501c3 organization. Donations can be made via a secure PayPal link at Checks may be made payable to SMCPAAA with “Paul Beller” in the memo section and mailed to:

Attn: Tammy Strakos
2300 S. IH 35
San Marcos, TX 78666