Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # 9618
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 7/24/2012
Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle
Suspect: At large
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.