Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed in the line of duty in the late night hours of July 25, 2018. Trooper Edenhofer graduated from the State Trooper Academy on May 4, 2018 and was finishing his last night of Field Training when calls came in of a man on the side of the road throwing debris at passing vehicles on Interstate 10 near Avondale. Trooper Edenhofer arrived on scene with his Field Trainer to assist the responding trooper and a physical altercation ensued between the suspect and troopers, lasting roughly eight minutes. During the altercation, the suspect was able to obtain one of the troopers' service weapon and fired two shots. One trooper suffered a non-fatal gun shot wound through his shoulder and Trooper Edenhofer was also shot. The troopers were rushed to the hospital where Trooper Edenhofer was pronounced deceased. Trooper Edenhofer served in the Navy before joining AZDPS in September 2017. He is the youngest fallen trooper from DPS.
Tyler will be honored with a vigil, viewing and funeral.
Memorial Services For State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer
Monday, July 30, 2018
Candlelight* Vigil at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Governor Ducey and Colonel Milstead are scheduled to speak at 8:00 pm)
*Attendees are asked to download a candle phone app prior to the vigil (candles will not be provided)
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Visitation at Christ's Church of the Valley
7007 West Happy Valley Road, Peoria, Arizona 85383