Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley

Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley

Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Tyrell Owens-Riley

Master Police Officer Tyrrell Owens-Riley suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the physical fitness training portion of the department's SWAT Team assessment.

He was transported to Providence Hospital after exhibiting symptoms of a heart attack. Once at the hospital he suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

Officer Owens-Riley was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Columbia Police Department for over seven years and was assigned to the Metro Region.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Master Officer Owens-Riley. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Columbia Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 26, 2022

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