Fundraiser benefits family of fallen DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A fundraiser was held to benefit the family of fallen DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in July.

"Today we actually have the mustang and motorcycle rally in honor of Tyler Edenhofer," said Maggie Jones, President of the Joshua Kinnard Foundation.

Mustang and motorcycle riders took a drive to the top of South Mountain Saturday. Organizers put together the benefit for the family of slain DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer. He was shot and killed on the side of I-10 near Avondale on July 25, 2018.

"Tyler, he was such an amazing person," said benefit organizer Joe Siebert. "He touched so many lives, I don't think people are going to forget him, I want everyone to remember that."

People donated $10 a piece to take part in the fundraiser. Drivers made their way up to the top of the mountain followed by a meal at Rustler's Roose and a benefit auction.

"All the donations will be going to Tyler's family and 25% of proceeds from Rustler's Roose will be going to the family too," said Siebert.

Organizers say Tyler's love for bikes and mustangs led them to set up the event.

"Tyler was really really into mustangs, that's where the whole idea came from," said Siebert.

Supporters say they won't stop with this fundraiser. They want to honor Edenhofer's memory by making this an annual event.

"We're going to do this every year," said Siebert. "I found out when I got the flyer its going to be a permanent thing now."