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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

For Trooper Taylor Thyfault:

The law-officer on patrol is faced with many hazards and the employment of stop-sticks to attempt to reign-in fleeing violators is an exceptionally high-risk maneuver. We regret that Taylor would be killed in the process of protecting the public.
We pray for Taylor's family, co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this time of tragedy. Also, we pray for the trooper who was critically injured in this incident.
We are proud to render Trooper Taylor Thyfault, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

May 30, 2015

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 30, 2015

God bless Trooper Thyfault's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service and sacrifice brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

May 30, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Taylor Thyault. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Colorado will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

May 30, 2015

RIP PFC Thyfault. Til Valhall

CPT. Ahmed Faried
10th Mountain Division

May 30, 2015

R.I.P. Brother.

Inv. Bowman
Dare Co. Sheriff's Office, NC

May 30, 2015

Our prayers to his family and friends at his loss and we are thankful for his service. May GOD be with them.

Retired Sergeant Charles Carty
Benton Arkansas Police Department

May 30, 2015


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Taylor Thyfault

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some twenty-five state troopers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Colorado. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Trooper Taylor Thyfault, of the Colorado State Patrol; who was killed in the line-of-duty on Saturday, May 23, 2015, when he, along with another trooper, were intentionally struck by a vehicle that was being pursued by, and was fleeing from, other law enforcement officers on Colorado State Highway 66 near Weld County Road 1.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Trooper Taylor Thyfault. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate the life of Trooper Taylor Thyfault and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of the State of Colorado, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their state. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of the State of Colorado to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of the State of Colorado to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their state.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Taylor Thyfault go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Now, Trooper Taylor Thyfault, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH (USA) Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH (USA) Police Department
Senior Pastor of “The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry”

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

May 30, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends, and colleagues. The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 30, 2015

A sincere thank you, Trooper Thyfault, for your service, both law enforcement and military. It's never easy for those left behind, but when you lose someone so senselessly and unexpectedly we all feel the shock. May God bless and be with you, your loving family and those who were touched by your life, and the Colorado State Patrol. May you now rest in heavenly peace, Sir!

Special Agent Charles McNichols [Ret]
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command [CID]

May 30, 2015

RIP Trooper Taylor Thyfault.

Sincere condolences to family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

May 30, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper Thyfault. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

May 30, 2015

Very sad, Rest in Peace Trooper

Brian Sullivan, Cpl. (RET)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

May 30, 2015

Thank you for your service both foreign and domestic. Rest in peace

Corporal Sean Leary
Baltimore County police

May 30, 2015

Rest in Peace....your Brothers and Sisters in Blue are carrying on with the Mission. Always in our prayers.

Laurie S Hicks USArmy 1978-1980

May 30, 2015

Very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Trooper Thyfault. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Rest easy brother

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current

May 30, 2015

My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the CSP during this very difficult and tragic time. Semper Fi, Trooper Thyfault!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, Military Police, Trafic Unit

May 30, 2015

Being brave enough to wear the badge , be it for one day or 30 years, and to be willing go "out there" to protect our communities, is what makes our Police profession a noble one. May God continue to hold you in the palm of his hand. Your Police family and a nation are forever grateful.

SAC Carlos Solano (ret)
Ca. Dept of Justice- Div. of Law Enforcement

May 30, 2015

Rest in peace my brother of blue.

Officer J. Rhodes
Maize Police Department, Kansas

May 30, 2015

Rest in peace Brother Taylor.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

May 30, 2015

Thank you for your time of service.
I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

May 30, 2015

Rest in Peace. Prayers and condolence offered to the family.

Catherine Lopez

May 30, 2015

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. Your service will never be forgotten.

Deputy McKay
Weld County Sheriff's Office

May 30, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. RIP Hero and thank you.

private citizen

May 30, 2015

Rest in peace Trooper Thyfault!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

May 30, 2015

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