Fundraiser held for fallen DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - It's a fun morning on the Valley's country music radio station, KNIX, but a very serious topic has come across the airwaves.

"I have friends who are law enforcement and it just means a lot to me, I wanted to help because it's really tragedy," one person said.

Community members... strangers really, came together to honor fallen DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer.

"I heard it on KNIX, I also heard it yesterday and everything on the news," one person said.

The 24-year-old U.S. Navy veteran was in his last week of field training when he was killed in-the-line-of-duty, shot by a suspect who was throwing rocks at vehicles on I-10.

"Donate whatever you like," one person said.

Trooper Kameron Lee says a DPS trooper hasn't lost his life on the job since May of 2013.

"This is a real possibility for us, it's not a question of if we are going to lose another one, it's when, but it's the outpouring of support [that] has really helped us get through it," he said.

All the money raised will go to the 100 Club of Arizona. The non-profit helps family members of fallen law enforcement.

"The money is not going to bring Tyler back, but what it's going to do is allow Tyler's mom and his fiancee a chance to grieve, not focus on that aspect that comes with losing a loved one," Trooper Lee said.

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