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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

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Offender: 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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Thinking of you and all of the others today. Time is drawing closer to the day when we honor and remember the sacrifices made by so many. Please continue to give us strength as we push through and make this a reality. keep watch over us and all that fight this fight. I will be praying as always for your family to find peace.

Erin Gibson-Darrow
April 30, 2015


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