Man who helped save a trooper honored by Gov. Ducey

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Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey) Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey)
Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey) Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey)
Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey) Thomas Yoxall meets with Gov. on Monday (Source: Gov. Ducey)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The man who was credited with saving an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper's life met Gov. Ducey on Monday.  

Ducey tweeted out photos with this caption: "Thomas Yoxall showed unbelievable bravery a few weeks ago. Today, we're proud to honor him. He's an inspiration. #hero." 

Thomas Yoxall, 43, was driving along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Jan. 12 when he saw Department of Public Safety Trooper Edward Andersson and Leonard Penuelas-Escobar in a physical fight.

Yoxall stopped and went to help the trooper, who was calling out for help. He ended up shooting Penuelas-Escobar, killing him.

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