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Colonel Frank Milstead
Arizona Department of Public Safety
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on the roadway. The suspect started fighting with the troopers and with officers from the Goodyear Police Department. The suspect was able to disarm one of the troopers and he fatally shot Trooper Edenhofer and wounded another trooper from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Trooper Edenhofer is the 35th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the second officer fatality from the state of Arizona in 2018.