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

Trooper

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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We thank you for your service. Such an inspiring and thoughtful young man, tragically killed before completing his task. You will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to your mom, friends and family. Rest now in peace!

Trooper Terence A Whalen, Retired
Pennsylvania State Police
January 29, 2017

 

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