Slain Arizona State Trooper To Be Honored At Funeral
A funeral is set for a rookie Arizona state trooper fatally shot by a suspect who took another officer's weapon during a confrontation on an interstate.
Friends and loved ones will bid farewell to 24-year-old Tyler Edenhofer on Friday at a Peoria church.
Edenhofer was one of several officers who responded July 25 to reports of a person throwing objects at cars on Interstate 10 in suburban Phoenix.
Authorities say a struggle ensued when officers tried to detain 20-year-old Isaac King.
After several minutes, King allegedly got a hold of another trooper's firearm and fired two rounds.
One hit Edenhofer. The other left a trooper wounded.
Department of Public Safety officials say Edenhofer graduated from the academy in May.