Courtesy: Debbie Edenhofer
PEORIA, Ariz. - The mother of a rookie Arizona state trooper killed just weeks out of the academy says her son had his dream job in that brief time.
Deborah Edenhofer told hundreds of mourners in a Peoria church Friday that her 24-year-old son Tyler loved putting on his uniform every day.
Tyler Edenhofer was fatally shot July 25 during a roadside confrontation with a suspect.
He and other troopers were responding to reports of a person throwing objects at vehicles on Interstate 10.
Authorities say the suspect, 20-year-old Isaac King, took another trooper's gun and fired two shots.
One hit Edenhofer. Another wounded a second trooper.