Mourning Mother Texts Her Son And Get’s A Unexpected Text Back
A mother mourning the death of her young son is receiving comfort in an unexpected way. Taylor Thyfault, 21, was an Army veteran training for a job with the Colorado State Patrol when his life came to an end.
Taylor was at a crash investigation deploying stop sticks in order to stop a suspect in a high-speed chase. A man was going to be hit by the runaway car, but Taylor pushed him out of the way and also taking full force of the impact. Taylor died at the scene.
His mother Carole would often text her son’s phone line just to feel a connection with her son.
“Every day, it hits me like a ton of bricks, when I can’t text him. We’re just that close. Everything that happened in his life was in my life.”
One day, she got a response back.
Sgt. Kell Husley, of the Greeley Police Department had gotten a new phone and with that, Taylor’s old phone number.
“I don’t think your texts are going where you think they are,” he said in the text.
The two texted and Carole explained her story.
The two still sometimes text back and forth, and Husley said he feels like someone else is looking after him.
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