Texas residents mourn fatal shooting of Fort Worth officer
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A public memorial has been created outside a North Texas public safety complex as residents mourn the death of an undercover police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Garrett Hull was mortally wounded while he a team of undercover and uniformed officers confronted three men who had robbed a Fort Worth bar early Friday morning.
The 40-year-old officer was shot during a foot chase and was taken to a hospital where he died late Friday night. Hull, who is survived by a wife and two daughters, had served 17 years with the department.
Fellow officers and their families participated in a prayer service in Hull’s memory on Saturday and a memorial was created outside Forth Worth police headquarters for residents to express their grief and gratitude.