By: Lexy | 09-15-2018 | News
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Breaking: Fort Worth Police Officer Garrett Hull Has Died After Being Shot By Robbery Suspect

Garrett Hull, a Fort Worth officer and a 17-year veteran of the department, was shot in the head and the man who shot him was killed when police tried to stop the robbery that occurred about midnight Friday at a bar, police said.

Hull died of his injuries about 9:40 p.m. Friday, police said.

"We've lost a true hero," Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said early Saturday. "Someone that has dedicated more than one tour of service to this great city was senselessly killed by three known criminals, two of which are in custody now."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It is with profound sadness that we must inform you that Officer Garrett Hull passed away Friday at 9:40 p.m. He was with family, friends and fellow officers. Please continue to pray for his family and those that need it in this tragic time.<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIP</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PoliceFamily</a></p>&mdash; Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) <a href="">September 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hull and at least ten other police officers were conducting surveillance on a group suspected in a series of robberies around Fort Worth, Sgt. Chris Britt said.

While the officers were on scene, the group robbed the Los Vaqueros Bar in the 400 block of West Biddison Street, near Hemphill Avenue, Britt said.

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"They bum-rushed the bar, told us to hit the floor. They had the guns out," owner Victor Zepeda told KXAS-TV (NBC5). "And as soon as they took off I heard gunfire. A lot of it."

NBC5 obtained <a href=""> video surveillance </a>that shows two hooded men run onto a patio where several customers were sitting and drinking.

One robber threw four men to the ground and pistol-whipping one of them.

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Garrett Hull

The officers confronted the three suspects, all men, in spite of earlier reports that one was a woman, in the 3500 block of May Street.

The suspects fled on foot after they were unsuccessful in trying to get into a vehicle.

One of the three men fired at police, shooting officer Hull in the head, authorities said. The officers returned fire and fatally shot the gunman, later identified as Dacion Steptoe.

Two suspects, Samuel Mayfield, and Timothy Huff were arrested in the robbery. According to Tarrant County Jail records, they both face ten counts of robbery and two counts of attempted capital murder.

Mayfield, 33, had outstanding warrants in Fort Worth for assault, possession of marijuana and theft, Fitzgerald said.

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Dacion Steptoe (left) opened fire on police and was killed when they returned fire. Timothy Huff (center) and Samuel Mayfield were taken into custody and booked into the Tarrant County Jail.

The scene was too dangerous to wait for an ambulance so Hull was rushed to John Peter Smith Hospital in a squad car. Officers performed first aid until arriving at the hospital, Fitzgerald said.

"The sacrifices our officers make go unnoticed, unfortunately, until we have a tragedy such as this," Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said. "The shock and the grief with terrible tragedies wake people up to the fact that many of our men and women serving don't go home."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4:30am - Chief Fitzgerald gives update on our Officer that was shot in the line of duty. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FWPD</a> <a href="">@fortworthpd</a> <a href="">@CityofF</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) <a href="">September 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Fitzgerald stated that the suspects in Friday's robbery were believed to be responsible for at least fifteen robberies in Fort Worth and robberies in other cities as well.

Hull, 40, who was survived by a wife and two daughters.

"No other officers were physically wounded, but emotionally we're going to have to walk through this very carefully," Fitzgerald said.

"I feel like I stand up here far too often and speak about officers being assaulted and officers doing their jobs trying to create a safe sense of community and cooperation and collaboration in Fort Worth and being the victims of violent acts," Fitzgerald said. "We are certainly going to stand fast and be the beacon for the people out there who are victimized in our community."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Dramatic video of armed robbery at Los Vaqueros bar in Fort Worth. After leaving bar, suspects fired on Ofc. Garrett Hull, striking him in head, <a href="">@fortworthpd</a> says. <a href="">@wfaa</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Bradley Blackburn (@BLBlackburn) <a href="">September 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="">@fortworthpd</a> originally released this video in July. They believe these are the same people who robbed a bar overnight &amp; wound up shooting Officer Garrett Hull in the head. Police say all suspects now in custody. They were under surveillance, considered a top priority. <a href="">@NBCDFW</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Alice Barr (@AliceBarrNBC5) <a href="">September 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are tremendously saddened to announce that Officer Garrett Hull passed away last night at 9:40 pm. Officer Hull was a veteran officer who served with pure dignity and honor. Please keep his family, fellow officers, and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Fort Worth Police OA (@FWPOA) <a href="">September 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

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14 Comment/s
Pam No. 37128 2018-09-15 : 14:41

Very Sad! Praying for all touched by this.

Matthew No. 37129 2018-09-15 : 14:51

The total lack of responsibility in people’s lives blow me away. How can anyone even think it’s OK to rob someone? To take what is not theirs just because they can? This is what a toddler does. We have too many grown men running around that have never grown up mentally. To be so selfish as to take a life to try and save your own pathetic existence. I’m just disgusted.

I am so thankful for the FWPD and what they do risking their lives everyday. Protecting the same people that would spit in their face.

Jo No. 37130 2018-09-15 : 14:54

RIP Officer Hull. Unfortunately, this is a story that is beginning to sound all too familiar.

Bruce No. 37131 2018-09-15 : 15:01

As a former cop, the disrespect for officers is astounding. I hope these scumbags get what the deserve. Death.

DA No. 37141 2018-09-15 : 16:16

And what… No March?


RIP Officer Hull... No. 37151 2018-09-15 : 18:42

Police Officers around the country risk their lives everyday to keep us safe. May God help his family and friends for their loss. 🙏🏼


Gladys No. 37163 2018-09-15 : 20:45

This is so sad. Everyday our officers put themselves in danger to protect the American people. America must pray.

Barbara No. 37652 2018-09-21 : 19:50

My brother served 27 years. 9 years undercover.. Police officer.. Came out alive but injured multiple times. What are we going to do when NO ONE wants to be a cop?! It's hardly worth it…. no respect anymore. RIP Officer Hull.You so deserve it!!!

Anonymous No. 37722 2018-09-22 : 13:29



African-Americans which equal 14-15% of the population, kill more Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's) that any other Race in the USA.

Anonymous No. 37880 2018-09-24 : 12:54

To IQ Gifted Anonymous No. 37841.

Even if they were 90-110 that equals 51.6% of America which have Average intelligence.

Personally I feel AVERAGE is better for police officers.

They are Real World People do in a Real World Job.

REAL FACTS : "About one third (30.2 percent) of police officers in the United States have a four-year college degree. A little more than half (51.8 percent) have a two-year degree, while 5.4 percent have a graduate degree. "

These figure exceed the college percentages of the Average US Citizen

Given those percentages it would seem the Police are in line with America and much better than the majority of ANTI-FA who are college / HS dropouts.

Bruce Wayne No. 38085 2018-09-27 : 07:52

3 more useless thugs who have been cheered on by Obama and Hillary to be nothing but criminals………leave them in africa but don't keep bringing them here

Anonymous No. 38249 2018-09-29 : 09:32

Tranny nog must have been misunderstood. We all know that all trannies are good and we should all embrace them as our overlords.

Anonymous No. 38250 2018-09-29 : 09:36


Negroes don't think of crime the way that humans do. To them it's all about 'Catching someone slippin'. Just like in the bush and a jackal thinks your attention is elsewhere. Around Black, don't relax.

Having to pay for these creatures is much more important than exploring space, right?

Anonymous No. 38342 2018-09-30 : 11:57

Spay and neuter these worhless sub humans off the face of planet Earth.

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