Police Officer Matthew Tyner, Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado
I can't F'n wait for 2012 to be over. There's been a black cloud over this great state all year.Quote:
Police Officer Matt Tyner was killed in a motorcycle accident while performing traffic enforcement on Austin Bluffs Parkway, Oro Blanco Drive and Old Farm Drive, shortly after 2:30 pm.
His motorcycle collided with another vehicle, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
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.
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Matt was a defensive tactics instructor when I came on. We've been friends ever since. If you were going into a life or death situation, and could hand pick 5 guys from the entire department to go with you, Matt would be on that list every time. He was also the kind of guy who would drop whatever he was doing if you needed a hand with something.
There aren't many truly great people in this world. And now we have one less.
Rest in peace buddy.