UPDATE 12-28-14, 4:05 PM:
BOB THORPE LAMENTS LOSS OF FLAGSTAFF POLICE OFFICER
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014) – Officer Jacob Stewart of the Flagstaff Police Department was shot and killed while investigating a domestic violence incident, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Stewart was 24 years old, and had served for less than one year.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Stewart’s family and friends and to his fellow officers,” said Rep. Thorpe. “Please remember them in your prayers.”
“Let us also go out of our way to thank every police officer and first responder we meet this holiday season for their tireless dedication and daily service to our communities.”
UPDATE 12-28-14, 2:30 PM: Further infromation on the candlelight vigil provided:
In response to family and co-workers wishes, the candle light vigil will be an intimate time of prayer, reflection and support for grieving family and friends. The agenda on December 28, 2014 is as follows:
5:30 pm: Lighting of candles (started by Tyler’s squad members)
I. Opening prayer (Police Chaplain)
II. A moment of silence and reflection
III. Chief Kevin Treadway remarks
IV. Bravo Squad Sergeant Clint Hill remarks
The public is invited to attend to show support for Stewart Family and the Flagstaff Police Department (911 E. Sawmill Road). There will be an opportunity to leave a reflection for the family. There will be additional parking available across Sawmill Road from the Police Department compliments of the Grove Apartment Complex.
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Sunday, December 28, 2014, in honor of Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart. The Governor will again order that flags be lowered to half-staff on the day of Officer Stewart’s interment. Arrangements are still pending.
Individuals, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in this tribute.
The Flagstaff Police Department has received a great deal of outpouring of support and condolescenses from their community. Tyler’s family and the Flagstaff Police Department will be sponsoring a candlelight vigil tomorrow at 1730 (5:30pm) (12-28-2014). This vigil will take place around the Officer Down Memorial Statue at the front of the Flagstaff Police Department at 911 E. Sawmill. All community members are invited to bring a candle and attend.
January 3 has been designated as a Lights On evening in honor of Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart. The Facebook page explains, "SHINE A LIGHT NATIONWIDE.Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart, 24, Flagstaff Arizona Police Department sustained a grave gunshot wound while confronting a subject,. Despite this injury, he was reportedly able to heroically engage and neutralize the subject . Please keep a nightly porchlamp vigil in memory of this young hero."