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Fallen Arizona trooper's mom touched by memorial

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Posted at 12:07 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 15:07:18-04

PHOENIX (AP) - The mother of an Arizona state trooper who was shot and killed last year says it's an honor to see his name on a memorial and it gives her another place to go and remember her son.

Deborah Edenhofer was embraced by Gov. Doug Ducey after Monday's annual ceremony honoring fallen officers. Trooper Tyler Edenhofer's name was placed on the Department of Public Safety memorial alongside 29 others who have died in the line of duty since 1958.

Ducey said Edenhofer and the other fallen troopers knew that any call could be their last yet they chose to serve Arizona anyway.

The governor also plans to attend an evening ceremony at the state Capitol honoring all fallen officers. Edenhofer, a Nogales officer and a U.S. marshal will be honored.