Police Officer Matthew Robert Tyner

Police Officer Matthew Robert Tyner

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Matthew Robert Tyner

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 9618

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender At large

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Another year past and I still think of you often. Several of us are going to our breakfast spot and we'll have an empty chair for you. I still miss brother and can't wait to see you again.

Colorado Springs Police Department

July 25, 2016

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