A Flagstaff Police Officer will be laid to rest Friday morning, nearly a week after getting shot to death by a suspect he had confronted in a Domestic Violence call. Services for 22 year old Officer Tyler Stewart will be at 10:00 at Christ’s Church, 3475 East Soliere in Flagstaff.

Stewart had been answering a call last Saturday about a man getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The rookie Officer had been frisking the suspect, Bob Smith, when Smith grabbed Stewart’s gun and shot him several times. Shortly afterwards, Smith then fatally shot himself.

Stewart died shortly before his one year anniversary on the force. The tragedy has left Flagstaff as a whole in shock and grief for the loss of this young Officer.

An account has been set up in Stewart’s name as the Tyler Stewart Memorial Fund. It’s at Wells Fargo under account number 7764473984.

–Barbara Villa

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