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Police Officer Matthew Robert Tyner | Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

Police Officer

Matthew Robert Tyner

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 9618

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 7/24/2012

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Suspect: At large

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Police Officer Matt Tyner was killed in a motorcycle crash while pursuing a speeding motorcycle on Austin Bluffs Parkway, at Silver Drive, shortly after 2:30 pm.

The motorcycle he was pursuing was traveling more than 120 mph in a 45 mph zone. Officer Tyner's motorcycle was traveling at approximately 100 mph when it collided with another vehicle that made a left turn in front of him.

The driver of the vehicle that Officer Tyner collided with was not charged. The driver of the motorcycle he was pursuing remains at large.

Officer Tyner had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Kansas City Police Department for six years. He was assigned to the Specialized Enforcement Motorcycle Unit. He is survived by his mother and siblings.

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Matthew Tyner
Colorado Springs Motorcycle Police Officer

Valor has shown you made the step
Your life excelled; far from inept
Every day was an uphill battle to win
As a young man, you often asked when
When will the crown lay upon my head?
Family, true friends; yes, you were led
Led to adhere to the colors you wore
Your first day out, inside you swore
Swore to uphold truth and law
What happened next, no one saw
We see every day, trying to sustain
The ever present dogma wearing at our brain
You were taken for a reason, all can surmise
Rainy day nights, star lit skies
You are now in a place of peaceful sound
Amazing how this happens, you’re heaven bound
You did all you could, you showed you’re might
You’re in the Lords’ lap, no more fight
Please look down, bless all you can
You’re the lucky one, you’re with the Man!!!

Dwayne Banks
July 29, 2012

Citizen of U.S.
Colorado Springs
January 10, 2013


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