By all accounts, Patrick Zamarripa was a loving father, patriotic American, loyal Rangers fan and hero to his family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Greines Athletic Center, 5201 Ca Roberson Blvd. in Fort Worth. The Navy veteran will be buried at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
“I was his hero and then he went into the military … he was my hero,” said his uncle Fernando Zamarripa.
Patrick Zamarripa survived three tours in Iraq. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom starting in 2003, his uncle said.
His extended family at Paschal High, where Zamarripa was a trumpet player in the Paschal marching band, also mourned him.
“The Paschal community is heartbroken,” Principal Terri Mossige told the Star-Telegram. “Once a Paschal Panther, always a Paschal Panther.”
On his Twitter account, Zamarripa reveals a life filled with fun, respect for his fellow officer and love to those close to him.
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This report contains material from Star-Telegram archives.