OFFICER KATIE THYNE OFFICER THYNE
 NEWPORT News Police department, VIRGINIA,
Officer Katherine Mary thyne was a NAVY VETERAN WHO JOINED THE POLICE FORCE IN 2018. Officer Katie Thyne was killed  after the car she conducted a traffic stop on tried to flee the scene. The car dragged her when it took off, then crashed into a tree. She and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. Officer Thyne was pinned between the tree and the vehicle door.
SHE WAS KNOWN TO NEVER BACK AWAY FROM A CHALLENGE, AND A FANTASTIC OFFICER.  HER SERGEANT CALLED HER A "SPARK PLUG".  "AND ENGINES DON'T RUN WELL WITHOUT THEIR SPARK PLUGS". 
OFFICER THYNE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON JANUARY 23, 2020. SHE LEAVES BEHIND HER 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, RAEGAN.

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