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Donations needed for Fort Worth undercover officer killed by suspect in gun battle

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Fort Worth Police Chaplain Dean Nichols prays those attending vigil to find comfort during the tragedy of Fort Worth Police Officer Garrett Hull's death. Hull died Friday after being wounded in a shoot out with three armed robbery suspects
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Fort Worth Police Chaplain Dean Nichols prays those attending vigil to find comfort during the tragedy of Fort Worth Police Officer Garrett Hull's death. Hull died Friday after being wounded in a shoot out with three armed robbery suspects

A Tarrant County non-profit organization is seeking donations to help the family of the undercover officer who was shot to death by a robbery suspect.

Tarrant County Blue announced Saturday it is seeking the donations for the family of Officer Garrett Hull, who was married with two daughters.

Th local group established in 2004 to provide financial aid to the families of fallen officers.

Hull was shot in the head on early Friday as he chased three men who were suspected of committing a robbery just minutes before the pursuit began. The holdup was at Los Vaqueros Bar, 403 W. Biddison St.

One of those suspects was killed by Hull’s fellow officers while Hull was placed in a patrol car and taken to JPS.

Hull, an undercover officer with the intelligence unit, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, according to the police department.

Two suspects were apprehended by police. The suspected gunman, Dacion Steptoe, was killed at the scene, police said Friday.

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Fort Worth undercover officer Garrett Hull was killed Friday after being shot by a robbery suspect. Courtesy: Fort Worth police

Samuel Mayfield, 23, and Timothy Huff, 33, were charged Saturday with capital murder.

All monies raised through Tarrant County Blue will be donated to the Hull family, a Tarrant County Blue official said.

“We would like to give 100 percent of funds raised to Hull’s family to show our support for Officer Hull’s dedication to making our hometowns safe to raise our families and to own our businesses,” said Greg Morse, co-fouder of Tarrant County Blue and CEO of Worthington National Bank.

Donations may be made by check to Tarrant County Blue, P.O. Box 1659, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.

Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald announces the death of Officer Garrett Hull at a hastily-arranged press conference at John Peter Smith Hospital on Friday night near midnight. Hull was shot by a robbery suspect early Friday morning.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763,@mingramirezjr.
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