Curtis Tyra

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Service Record

Herington Kansas Police Department

Rank Assistant Police Chief
Dates of Service January 7, 2018 - July 4, 2018; August 5, 2018 - February 7, 2022.[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Incident Reports

2021 Trespassing

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.[1]

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.[1] Matula claimed that they were serving a role as code enforcement and were allowed to enter the property.[2]

On September 10, 2021, Matula resigned.[3]

Response Timeline

Tyra was charged with criminal trespass.[1]

Tyra entered a pre-trial diversion program.[1]

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.[1]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Summary Order of Revocation, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-05-08
  2. Details released in Herington Police Chief investigation, Abeline Reflector Chronicle, 2021-09-30
  3. Kansas police chief resigns amid KBI investigation, CBS 19, 2021-09-09