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Slain Texas officer’s patrol car returned to Fort Worth

August 27, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2005 file photo, crime scene investigators and other officers gather where Fort Worth police officer Henry "Hank" Nava was shot as he and other officers interviewed a woman in Fort Worth, Texas. A patrol car being used by Nava when he was slain in 2005 will go on display in Fort Worth. (Jill Johnson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via The AP, File)/Star-Telegram via AP)/Star-Telegram via AP
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2005 file photo, crime scene investigators and other officers gather where Fort Worth police officer Henry "Hank" Nava was shot as he and other officers interviewed a woman in Fort Worth, Texas. A patrol car being used by Nava when he was slain in 2005 will go on display in Fort Worth. (Jill Johnson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via The AP, File)/Star-Telegram via AP)/Star-Telegram via AP

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A patrol car being used by a Texas police officer when he was slain in 2005 will go on display in the city where he served.

Fort Worth police say ceremonies will be held Friday to honor Officer Henry “Hank” Nava (NAH’-vuh) and his vehicle that was decorated by mourners using flowers and photos.

Nava died in December 2005 after being shot while serving a warrant. The shooter was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officials had no immediate law enforcement site in Fort Worth to display Nava’s patrol car. The vehicle was loaned to the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Titusville, Florida.

The car now goes on display at the Fort Worth Police and Fire Administration Building.

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