Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer

Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Tyler James Edenhofer

Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on I-10, near Avondale Boulevard in Goodyear, at approximately 10:00 pm.

Three Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and two Goodyear Police Department officers responded to the scene and attempted to take the subject into custody. The man resisted arrested and engaged the officers in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The subject was able to obtain one of the officers' duty weapons during the struggle and opened fire, killing Trooper Edenhofer and wounding another Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper.

The subject, 20, with a history of mental illness, was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder.

Trooper Edenhofer had graduated from the police academy only three months earlier and was still in field training at the time of the incident. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 10449
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

field training, suspicious person

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Former Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

July 25, 2021

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