Fort Worth community comes together to honor an officer killed on-duty the line of duty two years ago.
Garrett Hull was killed during an undercover operation on September 14, 2018.
When officer Hull and other officers were trying to arrest three armed robbery suspects, he was killed after confronting those suspects.
His friends, family members, fellow officers, and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price honored him through a candlelight ceremony Monday night.
According to Mayor Price, police officers like Hull put their lives on the line every day to serve our community. She said, “Without a doubt, his legacy lives on in every one of you... in his daughters, in his family and indeed in this city. It’s a legacy of sacrifice, selflessness, and certainly like all of you a legacy of courage.”
Family members of Cpl. Hull said that they are thankful he is still being remembered for his sacrifice and willingness to protect and serve even though it has been two years.
Officers often say that they want to make sure the 41-year-old is never forgotten. This means a lot to the family.
Friends shared their stories. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn said, “Because of the way he lived, the way he walked, we gained a great legacy. It’s a legacy of nobility and honor, a legacy we can all reach for.” “He knew what he had to do, and he did it – courage. Let’s hang on to that courage during these tumultuous times. Let’s charge into that darkness. Let’s be the protectors we all have been called to be and be like Garrett, the great servant of Fort Worth, Texas.”
During the honoring ceremony, Fort Worth officers turned on their police lights.