Tyler Stewart honored during National Police Week

Fallen Flagstaff Police Department Officer Tyler Stewart will be honored in Washington, DC this week during the 2015 National Police Week ceremonies.

Stewart was gunned down in the line of duty Dec. 27, 2014 in Flagstaff’s Plaza Vieja neighborhood while he was investigating a domestic violence report. His name will be officially memorialized on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument in the nation’s capital. Members of his squad will be in attendance during the National Police Week events.

National Police Week takes place each year in Washington, DC to pay tribute to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The events are attended by tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families leading up to Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. Arizona lost eight officers in the line of duty in 2014.

Officers from both the Flagstaff Police Department and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office are participating in this year’s Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride designed to raise awareness and funds in support of fallen officers.

The 250-mile, four-day ride begins in Portsmouth, Va. and ends in Washington, DC at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. In 2014, more than 1,800 people participated and raised more than $1.9 million to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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