Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Taylor Joseph Thyfault

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Taylor Joseph Thyfault

Still remembered and honored. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

May 23, 2022

Semper Fi Trooper. You are very much missed and remembered. Your service joins you with a group of proud State Troopers and Highway Patrol officers. I for one will keep you in my heart and I will never forget you get each and every year.

State Traffic Officer 7185 South LA CHP
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

May 23, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 5 anniversary in heaven . Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

May 23, 2020

Semper Fi Trooper. The number of days a Trooper serves doesn’t deduct from our admiration for a job well done. You are in our hearts and minds and we all thank you for your service. Your membership in our ELUTE profession will be remembered forever. May God bless you and your family and always know we miss you and thank you and think of you often.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971

May 23, 2020

Rest In Peace my brother. I’m proud to say we met in basic training and to know that you left this world doing what we all swore to do, defend others. Charlie 2/39 would be proud AAAO! My prayers go out to your family.

Patrolman Pavel Khatulev
Wellsville Police Department

March 1, 2020

Rest In Peace my brother. I’m proud to say we met in basic training and to know that you left this world doing what we all swore to do, defend others. Charlie 2/39 would be proud AAAO! My prayers go out to your family.

Patrolman Pavel Khatulev
Wellsville Police Department

March 1, 2020

RIP, sad sad sad.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb,Retired
New York State Police

June 15, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Thyfault.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 7, 2018


Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 23, 2017

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

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

To Trooper Thyfault family: I am a mother who also lost my only son, Det. Sean Carrington, NYPD, Narcotics in the Line of Duty. I was compelled to reach out to you because, as a parent losing a child is most devastating. My life have been an emotional roller coaster ever since. I do not know your son, but as a parent I know & feel your pain. I implore you to keep God in your life and lean on whatever family and/or friends for support. The days will be long and the nights will be never ending. Remember the good times, remember his smile and never be ashamed to talk about him whenever you want or feel the need.

Jacqueline M. Hodge, LOD Parent
Trustee, Metro N.Y. C.O.P.S Chapter

November 24, 2015

Trooper Thyfault, I just read your story and I am proud to call you brother. I know you are looking out for all officers from above now. I read your story tonight and was moved by the love of your mother and your character. May you rest is peace brother.

Officer Ryan Navarro #3846
Fort Worth Police Department

Officer Ryan Navarro
Fort Worth Police Department

November 22, 2015

Just saw your story online this evening. Your Mom misses you very much.

RIP Trooper.

Sgt. Gregory Paul
Woodbridge Twp. (NJ) P.D. - retired

November 20, 2015

"A person who is willing to give his life for his country, shows only half of what he would do for his friends." God Bless and Godspeed, Trooper Thyfault. Thank you for your dedication, service and sacrifice.

Deputy A. Kilbon
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office - Colorado

September 21, 2015

Taylor, I thought of you as I noticed your fellow classmates graduate 2 days ago. May you watch over these Troopers as they go into a field of dangers, perils, and uncertainty. Far too many of us know that the ultimate sacrifice you have paid could've been any one of us as we too, watch over our own areas of jurisdiction daily. I pray that your memory will serve these Troopers until the day they hang up their uniforms and their shadow boxes can proudly display their accomplishments and stories from their experiences. Just wanted to say thank you again from "ALL" of your brothers and sisters. Watch over us and help guide us in our daily duties as we can only strive to set the bar as high as you have my brother.

Police Officer-A. Crowley
Thornton Police

September 19, 2015

Rest In Peace
You will not be forgotten

J. Mueller, Sgt (Retired)
Illinois State Police

August 17, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Taylor was killed.

To the Thyfault family, fellow officers, and all who call Taylor beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Thyfault gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 23, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US Associate

August 2, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 21, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 21, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Diana Strickland
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

June 21, 2015

RIP Brother

Senior Deputy Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff Office GA

June 20, 2015

This notice is personal for me member of MPD's Recruit Class 2015-2. You taught me that nothing is for granted in this profession and it doesn't matter how long is our T.O.D. But how big are our desires to live this lifestyle hoping that when our time comes we can go knowing that our intentions were always good in heart. Your story is personal for me and I will never forget what happened to you specially now that I am graduating from the academy, Brother in Blue.

MPD Recruit Officer Carlos S. Tejera
Metropolitan Police Department (Washington D.C.)

June 18, 2015

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