FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Friday for a funeral service honoring a Flagstaff police officer who was killed by a domestic violence suspect.
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Friends and family of Tyler Jacob Stewart recalled his sense of humor, infectious smile and fun-loving nature. Others lined the procession route to Christ’s Church in Flagstaff.
The 24-year-old officer was shot Saturday afternoon while speaking with a suspect in a domestic violence report.
According to police, Stewart asked 28-year-old Robert Smith if he could check him for weapons. That’s when Smith pulled a handgun and shot Stewart several times.
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Smith then walked away and fatally shot himself.
Stewart is the second Flagstaff Police Department officer ever to be killed in the line of duty.
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