Greg Zanis grew up Greek Orthodox and spent years as a Baptist, but he made memorials for people of all faiths for almost twenty years.
This decision is a first for the department, which was created in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and has primarily focused thus far on foreign security threats.
Mexican president condemned the shooter's "abominable" crimes, but wants him extradited, not executed.
"We don't want this to happen again, we don't want these hate crimes."
Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.
Beyond the 34 people who died and at least 65 who were wounded, the shootings likely had a psychological impact on young people of the three cities that endured the attacks.
Jewish security officials say it may not be enough in dealing with white supremacists, and hearken back to what happened after 9/11.
"This is a very sensitive time in their lives. Some of them said they didn't want to meet with the president, some of them didn't want any visitors," a hospital spokesperson told the Washington Post.
Weeks before the shooting, the woman called the police to express her concerns over her son owning an AK type weapon while lacking safety training and emotional maturity, CNN reported.
Although the Democratic presidential candidate has called Trump racist and a white nationalist in the past, he has stressed the point even more since the mass shooting in El Paso.