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Benjamin Marconi's Funeral Is Open To The Public

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Joey Palacios
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Texas Public Radio

Funeral arrangements have been set for this weekend for San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi. He was fatally shot Sunday as he sat in his patrol car after stopping a driver for a routine traffic stop.

 

 

Marconi was a 20-year veteran of the police department. He was 50. His survivors include two adult children.

 

Visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 27th at Porter Loring on I-35 at McCullough. A rosary will follow.

 

The officer’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Community Bible Church. There will be a reception immediately after the service. It is open to the public.

Louisa Jonas is an independent public radio producer, environmental writer, and radio production teacher based in Baltimore. She is thrilled to have been a PRX STEM Story Project recipient for which she produced a piece about periodical cicadas. Her work includes documentaries about spawning horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Louisa previously worked as the podcast producer at WYPR 88.1FM in Baltimore. There she created and produced two documentary podcast series: Natural Maryland and Ascending: Baltimore School for the Arts. The Nature Conservancy selected her documentaries for their podcast Nature Stories. She has also produced for the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Distillations Podcast. Louisa is editor of the book Backyard Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commentary. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her training also includes journalism fellowships from the Science Literacy Project and the Knight Digital Media Center, both in Berkeley, CA. Most recently she received a journalism fellowship through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she traveled to Toolik Field Station in Arctic Alaska to study climate change. In addition to her work as an independent producer, she teaches radio production classes at Howard Community College to a great group of budding journalists. She has worked as an environmental educator and canoe instructor but has yet to convince a great blue heron to squawk for her microphone…she remains undeterred.