Hofer formerly was a New York City police officer.

Police officers returned fire, striking and killing Gonzales.

Moore went on to describe the horrific scene: "His friend, the other officer, sees Dave assassinated, and then the guy turns his gun on him".

Euless police officers took shifts guarding the casket of officer David Hofer Wednesday and Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst while Hofer's funeral is planned.

"We're showing our respect for the person who died, the cop who got killed", said 6-year-old Cheyenne Michelle Lester from Hurst.

After dutifully serving the people of NY for five years, David relocated to North Texas where he accepted a position with the Euless Police Department.

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Jorge Antonio Gonzalez told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1oPzdH1 ) that his son, Jorge Brian Gonzalez, was high on methamphetamine when he was jailed Monday for stealing money.

"I thought he might be a scientist, like his father, but he always wanted to be a policeman, ever since he was a little boy", she said. "Why would they let him out when he was on that stuff?"

Euless police and NY police will give the final salute. Officer Guidon and her partner were also allegedly ambushed by the suspect, Army Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton.

In 2014, Hofer moved to Plano, seeking a break from the intensity of patrolling New York's streets. "It is my absolute honor and privilege to be the one you chose to love", said Hofer's fiancee Marta Danylyk. The other officer was Michael Williamson, who was killed by a drunken driver in 1982, according to the city website.

Hofer was remembered as an excellent officer who cared about the community he was sworn to protect and serve.