Funeral held for Flagstaff officer fatally shot by suspect

The Arizona law enforcement community said goodbye to one of their own on Friday.

Funeral services for Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart were held at 10 a.m. at Christ's Church in Flagstaff.

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Officer Tyler Stewart's father, Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. Frank Stewart, had touching words to say to their community and his son:

"It truly eases my pain knowing the department, this community, and his family loved him as much as he loved you. To his friends, family, the department, the squad, I'll tell you I'm here for you all now. I got it from here, I'll take care of you. Thank you for loving my son. I'll say good-bye to you now Tyler, my son and my friend, I'll see you on the other side."

Stewart was killed during a domestic violence investigation on Saturday afternoon in Flagstaff.

He was just 24-years-old and only and had only been on the job less than a year.

Stewart was questioning 28-year-old Robert William Smith about a domestic violence allegation against him.

Police say there wasn't any type of confrontation, but when Stewart asked if he could frisk the suspect, smith pulled out a gun and fired at Stewart several times.

He had no time to respond or fire back.

Smith then walked away from the scene and shot and killed himself.

The suspect only had one previous run-in with police, a domestic violence arrest in 2009.

An account for donations has been set up at Wells Fargo under the name "The Tyler Stewart Memorial."

Stewart is the second Flagstaff Police officer to be killed in the line of duty.  An unimaginable loss for this small, tight-knit community.
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