Officer Matthew Tyner; Photo: CSPD

Officer Matthew (Matt) Tyner was killed today while conducting a traffic enforcement near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Silver Drive.

Around 2:30 this afternoon, he was involved in a traffic crash, and died from his injuries.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Accident Unit responded to the scene to begin an investigation. A representative with the District Attorney’s office also arrived, which is standard procedure for fatal accidents.

Tyner joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1999. A statement from the police department says his “outgoing personality and friendship will be sorely missed by all those who knew him and worked with him.”

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward. The investigation is ongoing.

 

One Response to CSPD Officer Killed

  1. Sheri Bauers says:

    our law enforcement folks need the kind of support that our fire fighters recently had an upsurgence in… ALL of these men and women are trained to serve us first, while doing extremely difficult and/or dangerous jobs. they often cross-train and help each other… losing one of our brave officers is like losing an older sibling… I am sure Officer Tyner did many of our citizens great service while serving our community anonymously, in blue. my heart goes out to his family.

News

Pool/AFP via Getty Images
May 25, 2020 | NPR · Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response.
 

AP
May 25, 2020 | NPR · Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.
 

Jana De Brauwere; Rachel Saykpah
May 25, 2020 | NPR · Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.
 

Arts & Life

The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
May 25, 2020 | NPR · When the Roosevelt administration rolled out millions of dollars to fund artists, musicians, writers and actors, it wasn’t just about job creation. It was to unite a nation in turmoil.
 

May 24, 2020 | NPR · A new documentary looks at allegations that the hip-hop mogul sexually assaulted several women, and places his case against the larger question of how black women are treated by the #MeToo movement.
 

NPR
May 24, 2020 | NPR · Writing letters to strangers in almost all 50 states became an outlet to process anxieties about the pandemic. And a reminder of all the ways we are connected.
 

Music

Redferns
May 25, 2020 | NPR · The drummer’s subtle and steady hand guided some of jazz’s most beloved recordings.
 

May 24, 2020 | NPR · Peter Russell of Washington, D.C., shares the song that’s helping him get through these times, Franz Schubert’s ‘An Die Musik.’
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 24, 2020 | NPR · NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to the singer-songwriter about stepping out from under her family’s shadow, the end of the universe and the influence of her grandfather’s gospel music on her songs.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab