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Updated May 13, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Mesa police to hold candlelight vigil in memory of officer killed off-duty

PHOENIX -- Mesa Police will hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday in memory of Officer Brandon Mendoza, who was killed in an off-duty car accident.

Mendoza, 32, died early Monday when a wrong-way driver crashed into him on an East Valley freeway.

The wrong-way driver, who also died, has been identified as 42-year-old Raul Silva Corona.

Menodza, a 13-year veteran of the force, will be remembered in a gathering at 7:30 p.m. at police headquarters near Second Street and Robson Road.

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