VIDEO: Fallen Phoenix Officer Remembered as "Larger than Life

A Phoenix police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty was remembered Thursday as a devoted family man whose imposing build was only overshadowed by his propensity to help others.

Mourners packed a church in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria as colleagues and friends recalled how 34-year-old Officer David Glasser was a warrior who was not afraid to go after the bad guy.

Police Chief Joseph Yahner called Glasser "larger than life," with a 6-foot-5 frame that epitomized a commanding presence, ABC 15 reports.

"But his physical stature was shadowed by his compassion," Yahner said. "He was a hero. We say goodbye to Dave Glasser today, but this will not be the last day we think of his service and his sacrifice."

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