The Silent Blue Line: The Ultimate Tragedy
November 28, 2012 by Police Driving
On July 24, 2012, Colorado Springs Motorcycle Officer Matt Tyner was killed while in a pursuit of another motorcycle. Today we know much more about the incident. Officer Tyner was on patrol about 1430 hours when he spotted a black sport-style motorcycle. Witnesses stated that the motorcycle was racing and weaving in and out of traffic and that Matt turned on his lights and began to pursue.
Through video surveillance, police determined that the suspect was travelling more than 120 miles per hour and Officer Tyner was going more than 100 mph. At an intersection, a 72-year-old driver tried to make a left turn in front of the officer. Matt’s motorcycle struck the truck and he died.
Media reports from the area state that all pursuits are limited to speeds not to exceed 25 miles per hour over the speed limit. The speed limit at the time of this tragedy was 45 miles per hour.
Knowing More Troubles Some
Should we discuss these details and if we do what if it shows that Officer Tyner made some mistakes that may have cost him his life?