Wife of Phoenix Police Det. John Hobbs releases statement

Det. John Hobbs' wife released a statement Thursday morning on the passing of her husband.

Mrs. Hobbs' statement:

"To the Phoenix community, Thank you for the outpouring of support you have shown our family. John was so proud and honored to live here and wear the Phoenix uniform. Please keep our children in your prayers as they struggle forward without their hero here on earth. Being a dad was John's proudest title and a responsibility he never took lightly. We miss him greatly."

A makeshift memorial continues to grow at 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road where Hobbs was shot Monday afternoon.

Friends of Hobbs, fellow officers and residents of the Valley have showed up to pay their respects to the 21-year veteran.

A funeral for Hobbs has been set for Monday morning at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria.

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