Solemn tributes are showing up across Fort Worth for an officer killed in the line of duty.
Officer Garrett Hull was shot outside Los Vaqueros sports bar early Friday morning while he tried to arrest three men suspected of having just robbed the bar.
Hull fought for his life on Friday, then came an announcement at midnight from Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald.
"We've lost a true hero. Someone that has dedicated more than one tour of service to this great city and was senselessly killed by three known criminals," Fitzgerald said.
Hull, 40, was a 17-year veteran with the police force.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
"Garrett was truly a hero. I've enjoyed today hearing those who worked with him talk about him as the rock, talk about him as the glue that held his unit together," Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said.
Blue ribbons are tied to poles outside Los Vaqueros Sports Bar in honor of Hull.
A public memorial has been set up outside the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex to allow the city to grieve and show gratitude to the fallen officer.
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Saturday fellow officers and their families were joined by community members at a prayer service in Hull's memory.
“There’s not really easy words or anything I can say to comfort you at this time other than he’s in a much better place. He’s truly a blessing to our city and our department," said Assistant Chief Charlie Ramirez.
Officers say the memorial will be left for several days to allow others in the community time to stop by and leave condolences.
Fitzgerald said Hull was an organ donor who will help prolong the lives of other people because of his sacrifice.