Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Honored In Golden

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A ceremony was held Friday, May 3 for two southern Colorado officers killed in the line of duty last year. Their names were added to a memorial for fallen officers at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden.

Colorado Springs police officer Matt Tyner was one of five Colorado officers who died last year. He was killed after he collided with another vehicle during a police pursuit. Officer Tyner served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 13 years.

Captain Leide Defusco of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department was also honored.
He died in a plane crash while attempting to locate illegal marijuana crops in the San Isabel National Forest. Captain Defusco worked in law enforcement for 22 years. He was with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office for five years.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206095931 - kktv.com/a?a=206095931