Herington Kansas Police Department
|Rank||Assistant Police Chief|
|Dates of Service||January 7, 2018 - July 4, 2018; August 5, 2018 - February 7, 2022.|
|Last Known Status||Separated|
On March 10, 2021, Tyra and other officers served a search warrant at "J.C."'s house before condemning it. J.C. was allowed to work on the property but not sleep there.
On May 18, 2021, J.C. arrived at her house and discovered that Tyra and Police Chief John Matula had broken in without a warrant. Matula ordered J.C. to leave. When she returned, she noticed items were out of place and a security camera had been damaged. Matula claimed that they were serving a role as code enforcement and were allowed to enter the property.
On September 10, 2021, Matula resigned.
Tyra was charged with criminal trespass.
Tyra entered a pre-trial diversion program.
On May 8, 2023, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Tyra's law enforcement certification for criminal conduct and a lack of good moral character.
- Summary Order of Revocation, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-05-08
- Details released in Herington Police Chief investigation, Abeline Reflector Chronicle, 2021-09-30
- Kansas police chief resigns amid KBI investigation, CBS 19, 2021-09-09