CSPD Officer Killed

July 24, 2012
Officer Matthew Tyner; Photo:  CSPDOfficer Matthew Tyner; Photo:  CSPD
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.