Benjamin Marconi | KERA News

Benjamin Marconi

Colleagues, friends and family described Detective Benjamin Marconi as "a rock," someone "imperfectly perfect," and a man who believed in always giving others a second chance.

He was kind and a good role model with the ability to put people at ease. From Monday's service, it was clear he was dearly loved by his children, respected by his colleagues and trusted by the community. 


Francesca Paris / KERA News

The shootings of police officers in Texas and Missouri on Sunday were the latest in what law enforcement officials say is an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks.