Community mourns man killed during fight with trooper

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Madison Skornik, of Anchorage, Marti Delimont, of Anchorage, Stephanie Huber, of Anchorage and Kent Ployhar, of Mexico, mourn the loss of Sterling resident Jon Ployhar during a memorial on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. Skornik and Huber are Jon Ployhar's nieces, while Delimont and Kent Ployhar are his siblings. Jon Ployhar was killed during a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper in October.
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(left) Ed Minnamon walks into the Sterling Community Center with Kent Ployhar during a memorial service for Kent's brother Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. More than 100 people attended a memorial for Jon Ployhar who was killed during a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper in October.
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Christine Heintz, of Sterling, cries during a memorial for Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. Ployhar was killed during a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper in October.
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A box containing the ashes of Sterling man Jon Ployhar sat among photographs, skis and flowers during a memorial dedicated to Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska.
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Travis Gage, of Sterling, sings "You Raise Me Up," during a memorial for Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska.
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Wayne "Froggy" Debnam shares his memories of Sterling man Jon Ployhar during a memorial on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. Devnan and more than 100 people attended Ployhar's memorial. He was killed during an October confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper.
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Tina Minster shares her memories of Jon Ployhar during a memorial on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska.
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Members of the Sterling-based church Alaska Ministries of the Living Stones Inc., prepare food during a memorial for Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska.
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Members of the Sterling Brotherhood line up to pay their respects to former member Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. Ployhar, a member of the group, died during an altercation with an Alaska State Trooper in October.
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Ed Minnamon hugs a friend during a memorial for Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska.
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Members of the Sterling Brotherhood, a neighborhood watch group, attended a memorial service for former member Jon Ployhar on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Sterling, Alaska. Ployhar, a member of the group, was killed in a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper during traffic stop in October.
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Photos of Jon Ployhar decorated two tables in the Sterling Community Center where more than 100 gathered to remember the Sterling man who died during a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper in October.
 

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