Inaugural Garrett Hull Blue Bowl to Honor Fallen Officer

Cpl. Garrett Hull was fatally shot in the line of duty in September of 2018

This weekend, North Texas honored a fallen Fort Worth officer.

The inaugural Garrett Hull Blue Bowl is a charity coed flag football tournament in memory of Cpl. Garrett Hull, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in September 2018.

Saturday teams played flag football at Farrington Field to raise money for the Hull family and raise spirits.

Sixty percent of the money raised goes to the Hull family, with the rest going to the Robert L. Zore Foundation, which helps other fallen officer families around the country year-round.

"Hopefully, this will bring a little bit of happiness to this community during this very hard time," said Rosemary Zore, founder of the Robert L. Zore Foundation.

Admission to watch was free, and the day offered acess to current and former NFL players and a Fan Zone experience.

"It brings the community together. It's a chance for the community to not only honor Garrett's sacrifice or any other fallen officer's sacrifice, but also come out as a community, unite, come together with law enforcement," Zore said.

Hull's family was among the participants. 

"I'm tickled that we're doing something that's so much fun. There's been a lot of sad ceremonies that have been beautiful and honorable, but it's nice to do something fun too and remind the community that there’s good out there and we’re a part of it," said his widow Sabrina Hull. 

Every year, on the eve of the tournament, a Tarrant County student who is going into public safety and has a parent in law enforcement will receive a Garrett Hull Memorial Scholarship.

The first recipient is Keller High School graduate Brittany Salazar, who will receive a $1,000 check Friday. She will attend Tarrant County College this fall. Her father is an 18-year veteran of the Fort Worth Police Department.

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