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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] BBQ Benefit Sunday for Injured Officer Paul Beller

Benefit flier with details about the event and a photo of Officer Beller

This Sunday, April 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tacos Flor Taco Stand at 15091 TX-123 HWY 123, is hosting a fundraiser for San Marcos Police Officer Paul Beller who was struck by a passenger car on IH35 in March.

“This month has been exceptionally difficult for SMPD,” said Interim Police Chief Bob Klett, referring to Beller’s serious injuries sustained on March 23 and the Saturday night ambush of three officers responding to a domestic violence call, resulting in the death of one officer and the ongoing hospitalizations of the two others. “Generous support like this from our local community offers more than just funds, it helps bring our community together to refocus on contributing to the greater good.”

All proceeds from the $10 BBQ chicken plates sold will go to Officer Beller and his family. Customers are invited to call ahead to 737.708.4530 and order plates for pick-up or car-side delivery. A limited number of plates will be available for drive-up customers.

“Officer Beller has come a long way at the rehabilitation facility,” said Klett. “But he still has a long road ahead of him, so any effort our community can make to support him will make a big difference for him and his family.”

Online donations are also being accepted for Officer Beller at, or can be mailed to San Marcos Police Dept., ATTN: Tammy Strakos, 2300 S. IH 35, San Marcos, TX 78666. Please make checks payable to SMCPAAA, attn: Tammy Strakos. All donations are tax-exempt.

To learn more about opportunities to give back to SMPD, follow them on Facebook at For media inquiries, contact flier with details about the event and a photo of Officer Beller


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