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Firefighters from across state stand watch over Lubbock during Lt. Eric Hill's funeral

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

 A key phrase during Lt. Eric Hill's funeral Friday, "Rest well, brother. We'll take it from here."

During the funeral, firefighters from Midland, Plainview and Fort Worth stood watch over Lubbock.

Capt. Dusty Robertson, with Midland Fire Department, said Lt. Hill's death hits close to home.

"He started his fire service career in Midland, so we knew Eric, and we knew him when he got started," Robertson said.

Their goal, Robertson said, was to give LFR a couple hours off to help give one of their own a proper memorial.

Lt. Bryan Wyrick, with Fort Worth Police Department, said fire service is a family, no matter where you are.

"We're just glad to be here, me and all the guys included. It's great. I'm glad they have us with open arms. We're here for them, we know they'd do the same for us," Wyrick said.

Although it was a tough day, Lt. Wyrick said they are all glad to be volunteering their own time.

"We're sorry for the family. We're here grieving with you, praying for you. Same for the fire department, we're here for you if y'all need anything. We're here," Wyrick said.

There were 60 firefighters working at all stations during Lt. Hill's funeral. They all stayed as long as they were needed.

"We lost a good man that day, and we're thinking of Lubbock Fire and the City of Lubbock, and Eric's family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them," Robertson said.

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