Tyrell Owens-Riley died: What happened to columbia police officer?

Tyrell Owens-Riley died: What happened to columbia police officer?

W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, the chief of the Columbia Police Department, has reported the death of a dedicated police officer, Tyrell Owens Riley. Let’s see what happened and how the police officer died.


What happened to Tyrell Owens Riley?

Tyrell Owens Riley, a Master Police Officer (MPO), experienced a medical issue on Saturday while taking a Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Assessment with the Columbia Police Department (CPD).

MPO Owens Riley reportedly became unwell during the assessment’s physical fitness training section, according to CPD. EMS sent him to Providence Hospital downtown, where he had a cardiac arrest and was not able to be resuscitated.

MPO Owens Riley, a native of Columbia who has worked for CPD for the past seven and a half years, most recently served as a patrol officer in the Metro Region. Before beginning his career as a police officer with the CPD, he excelled during his service in the US Marine Corps.


Condolences poured on social media

University of South Carolina Police shared,

Our deepest condolences. Our hearts go out to Officer Owens-Riley’s family, the entire CPD team, and the Columbia community. We are here for you all.

Kellie Mathews stated,

I’m so sorry to hear this news! Our prayers are with his blood and blue family.

Mallory Howell posted,

Praying for his family and friends. I know he will be missed and loved by so many.

Matt Buck said,

Rest Easy Sir….your willingness and drive wanting to be part of a Unit that is called when patrol news help, Will Never Be Forgotten!

Wanda Bobst said,

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of MASTER POLICE OFFICER TYRELL OWENS RILEY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.



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