Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno

Sergeant Matthew Troy Moreno

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Matthew Troy Moreno

Sergeant Matthew Moreno was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 12, near Valdez while responding to a domestic incident at 8:00 pm.

Sergeant Moreno's patrol pickup and a second patrol vehicle both collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction. Sergeant Moreno and the two occupants of the other vehicle, including an infant, all succumbed to their injuries. A deputy in Sergeant Moreno's vehicle and the deputy in the second patrol car were both injured.

The investigation revealed that the vehicle that struck them was driving 96 mph in a 45 mph zone and its driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol as well as oxycontin.

Sergeant Moreno had served with the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his two daughters, a stepson, his parents, sister, and other family members.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

domestic, drunk driver

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It’s crazy to think it has been 4 years. I still miss calling you and swapping stories about the job. I have your photo hanging in my patrol car and when I see it, I can’t help smiling thinking about how you always made me laugh. You will always be missed.

Corporal Thomas Moser
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office (Academy mates)

December 14, 2022

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