Funeral services today for slain Flagstaff officer

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A funeral for the Flagstaff police officer who was shot and killed by a domestic violence suspect will be at 10 a.m. Friday.

Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart, 24, died after he was shot several times by 28-year-old Robert Smith, of Prescott, on Dec. 27.

The funeral will be at Christ's Church at 3475 E. Soliere Ave.

The Christ's Church parking lot will be reserved for Honor Guard and public safety vehicles involved in the funeral procession.

The public can park in the Christ's Church Youth Center parking lot, just west of Christ's Church's main campus, as well as the Church of the Nazarene parking lot just east of Christ's Church at 3505 E. Soliere Ave.

Parking will also be available at Sinagua Middle School at 3950 E. Butler. A shuttle service will take people to and from the school and Christ's Church.

The procession will begin at Norvel Owens Mortuary at 941 E. Route 66 at 9 a.m. The procession will head west on Route 66 and travel in front of Flagstaff City Hall, and will transition onto South Milton after the underpass.

The route will then head south to the intersection of Butler and South Milton. The procession will turn east on Butler and follow Butler Avenue to Fourth Street, where it will head north and turn east onto Soliere to the church.

After the funeral there will be a private reception on campus for family and friends.

Stewart is survived by his parents, three sisters and girlfriend.

A bank account has been established at Wells Fargo Bank on behalf of Stewart's family. The Tyler Stewart Memorial Account, No. 7764473984, is accepting donations, according to the Flagstaff Police Department.

Stewart had been with the department less than one year. He graduated from Boulder Creek High School in Anthem and Concordia College in California.