December 29, 2014

Tyler Stewart - Law Enforcement Fatality - Arizona

Police Officer Tyler Stewart, age 24, died in the line of duty on December 27, 2014, at a hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Officer Stewart was a member of the Flagstaff Police Department. He had 1 year of service. 

Tyler Stewart (L); Robert Smith (R)
At about 1:30 in the afternoon, Tyler was responding to a domestic violence call. The subject was at an apartment complex in Flagstaff.

He spoke to the male subject at the complex. Tyler asked the man if he could pat him down for weapons. The man suddenly pulled out a pistol from his pocket and opened fire, striking Tyler in the face. Tyler fell to the ground and the subject continued to fire more shots.

Tyler was able to activate an emergency alert button and then went unconscious. Other officers found him at the scene and rushed him to a local hospital where tragically he died of his injuries.

The male subject, Robert Smith, age 28, walked away from the scene and then shot himself to death. Robert Smith had been involved with the Police once before and that was in 2009 when he was arrested in connection with a domestic violence case.

It is obvious that Robert Smith had an ongoing problem with women.

Tyler was a graduate of Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, Arizona, near Phoenix, and later attended Concordia College in California.

The Flagstaff Police Department is in mourning over the death of their young brother. He came to work with a smile on his face. He loved being a cop and wanted to do the right thing. His comrades are proud of him. He will be forever remembered.

Others describe Tyler as kind, gentle, understanding, humble, honest and fun-loving.
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Tyler and for those who have lost him

Tyler's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. They describe Tyler as a good kid who seriously wanted to be a Police Officer. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Tyler is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including but not limited to his father, Frank.

Thank you for your service to the community, Tyler.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the Lost Ones. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Tyler is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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