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Services set for Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza

Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza (Source: Mesa Police Department) Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza (Source: Mesa Police Department)
Officer Mendoza with pit bull he fostered. Officer Mendoza with pit bull he fostered.
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

Services for a Valley police officer killed by a wrong-way driver have been announced, the Mesa Police Department said.

Officer Brandon Mendoza, 32, was hit and killed on a southeast Valley freeway on Monday morning by 42-year-old Raul Silva Corona of Phoenix. Mendoza was on his way home from his shift when the two vehicles collided head-on.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church at 1534 N. Recker Road in Mesa.

A Mass will be celebrated at the church at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Immediately following the service, a procession is planned to the Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 1500 E. Baseline Road in Mesa.

The community remembers Mendoza as a man who had many passions. On Thanksgiving, Mendoza would bring turkeys, cook and serve the community meals.

Several months ago he rescued a pit bull he'd found tied to a tree.

A memorial has been set up at Guerrero Rotary Park, where people have placed candles and flowers in memory of Mendoza.

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