A Phoenix police officer fatally shot in the line of duty is being remembered as man whose imposing physical stature was only eclipsed by his heart.

Mourners gathered inside a Peoria church Thursday morning to honor Officer David Glasser, who was killed while responding to a burglary call May 19.

Police Chief Joseph Yahner says Glasser's 6-foot-5 frame epitomized a commanding presence but was overshadowed by his compassion.

Glasser will be buried later today a cemetery in north Phoenix.

He was shot while responding to a Laveen man's call about his son stealing his guns.

Police shot and killed the 19-year-old suspect.