Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs P.D.

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs P.D.

A Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police Department officer died Tuesday afternoon when his police motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

Matthew Tyner, a 13-year agency veteran, was a member of the Specialized Enforcement Motorcycle Unit. He was riding his motorcycle and conducting traffic enforcement when he collided with a vehicle on Austin Bluffs Parkway near Oro Blanco Drive.

"Today proved to be devastating to the Colorado Springs Police Department," Chief Pete Carey told the Gazette.

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