Posted: 7:30 p.m.
Updated: 11:33 p.m.
It was an emotional day in Yuma Wednesday and for the entire law enforcement community as they laid to rest one of their own.
Friends and family of 47-year-old Officer Tim Huffman said they will remember him as a compassionate and dedicated man.
"I just remember Tim always being willing to be there for you and never afraid to ask anybody for help," said Officer Chris Horstman. "Always with a smile. You always liked the way he laughed."
His twin brother said he was proud of Tim, who was always an achiever and leader of the pack.
"He has always been a first in the family. He's always excelled ahead over all the rest of us," said Warren Huffman.
Those who were part of Huffman's squad said they will remember the 14-year veteran as a integral part of the DPS family.
"Tim absolutely loved being a DPS officer. To him, this was not a profession. It was his calling," said Capt. George Anderson through tears. "It has been a real privilege having Tim as part of our family."
May 6, Huffman became the 29th DPS officer in Arizona to die in the line of duty, according to Arizona DPS director Robert Halliday.
"I'm going to miss Tim. He was always there for us on night squad," said Officer David Duran. "He was a senior officer, and everyone would go to him for advice and questions."
In the Final Honors ceremony, officials presented his family with the flag that draped Huffman's casket.
"Tim really, really honored DPS and the things they did--and tradition," said Huffman's twin. "So I know that he would've been very, very proud of what they did today."
He added that he would like to thank the entire community for the memorial and their support.
Following the memorial was a private burial for the family.