Fallen Officer Honored

A fallen officer was honored today.

Colorado Springs Police officer Matt Tyner's mother accepted the Medal Of Valor and Police Cross awards during the ceremony.

Tyner died last July during a traffic crash while he was on his police motorcycle.

Officer Tyner spent eight years as the training academy's lead defensive instructor.

"He was great as an officer, and as an instructor here at the academy," said Mike Singles, Colorado Springs Police, "but he was an amazing person overall."

The police department's training academy named part of their building "Tyner Hall" - in memory of officer Tyner.