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Trooper Taylor Joseph Thyfault | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado


Taylor Joseph Thyfault

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to life plus 342 years

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Trooper Taylor Thyfault was struck and killed by a vehicle that was fleeing from other officers.

Trooper Thyfault was riding along with a trooper as part of his required training and was at the scene of an unrelated vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 66, near Weld County Road 1. As they conducted their accident investigation, a vehicle pursuit approached their location. The trooper and Trooper Thyfault were deploying stop sticks when the offender swerved struck both of them with his vehicle.

Trooper Thyfault was killed and the trooper was critically injured.

The driver of the vehicle was apprehended near the scene, convicted and sentenced to life plus 342 years in prison.

Trooper Thyfault was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Colorado State Patrol for several weeks. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Trooper from the rank of Cadet.

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To the family of Trooper Thyfault, friends, colleagues, and those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. Romans 13:1 states "Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God." Someone who truly loves God would respect the secular authorities, doing so who also show respect to God. At 2 Timothy 3:1 it mentions we are living in "critical times", many in the world today have absolutely no respect for those that serve as secular authorities. I pray that God's promise for those that have fallen asleep in death brings comfort to all.... Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department
December 1, 2015


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