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."