HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Calling hours and a celebration of life for a Hartford police officer killed while on duty are planned for later this week.

The wake for Robert “Bobby” Garten will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Dunkin Park in Hartford. A celebration of life is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the XL Center. His burial will be open to the public.

The Hartford Police Department also provided a map of the area with available parking locations for those who would like to attend.

He has been posthumously promoted from an officer to a detective, according to an announcement from the Hartford Police Department.

Garten, 34, was an eight-year veteran of the Hartford Police Department. He was on patrol with another officer when a driver fleeing a traffic stop ran a red light and hit his cruiser, according to police.

Garten was a passenger in the vehicle. The other officer, Brian Kearney, survived.

Garten’s family has established the Detective Robert “Bobby” Garten Memorial Fund to continue his legacy of compassion and generosity.

“Our goal is to raise funds and spread awareness for causes that were near and dear to Bobby’s heart,” his family said. “Bobby was a true hero who dedicated his life to serving and protecting others.”

Checks may be made to the Detective Robert “Bobby” Garten Memorial Fund and sent to 120 Willow St., Wethersfield, CT 06109.

The family has also established a PayPal donation link.