#BeKindSATX: Marconi's death sparks online movement

Marconi's death sparks online movement

SAN ANTONIO -- The first person to write a note and leave a bouquet of flowers for Marconi at police headquarters now hopes to start a national movement online to honor law enforcement officers.

On Sunday afternoon, KENS 5 followed Lucy Aldaba as she laid down her gift in front of the headquarters. She said that she's happy to see the memorial continue to grow every day.

"I think everybody is coming together to show respect and to show support for our officers. And nationwide, we hope to join everybody together like this," Aldaba said.

Aldaba is starting #BeKindSATX with the blue heart emoji after the phrase. She hopes it catches on not just in San Antonio but across the country with each city.

"Everyone can post that through Twitter or Facebook to show support for our officers. That's something that's absolutely free and it shouldn't cost us anything to show support," Aldaba said.

Aldaba's friend, Jimmy Green, is also organizing a community-wide march to honor Marconi and other officers. The silent march is starting on Monday 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo and will end at the memorial outside of the police headquarters.  

"We need to protect those who protect us so we can sleep at night, so we can have businesses, so we can have an office; that our children can go safely to schools and we need to say, ‘Thank you, Lord, for all these great men and women,’" Green said. "I'm asking for every citizen to come join me."

(© 2016 KENS)


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