Mom of state trooper killed gets response to text message to son

By the time Taylor Thyfault was 21 years old, he had led a full life. Thyfault was a already an Army veteran and was wrapping up training with the Colorado State Police.

Thyfault was killed on May 23 while responding to a crash. He was warned about a high-speed chase coming his way and deployed stop sticks. The driver missed the sticks, killing Thyfault and injuring his partner, KUSA reported.

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Weeks later, his mother Carole Adler, was trying to deal with his death.

She had texted him throughout the day, and now that he is gone, "Every day, it hits me like a ton of bricks, when I can't text him," Adler said.

So she started texting his old number, KUSA reported. 

She wasn't expecting a response, but one day she did. 

Sgt. Kell Husley with the Greeley Police Department got a new work phone and noticed the text messages thinking they were wrong numbers. 

But one caught his attention late at night and responded, saying that "I don't think your texts are going where you think they are."

Adler texted back saying who she was. Husley said he'd request a new number but she said no, to keep it because he was doing the job her son had dreamed about doing, KUSA reported.

Husley, who is a 33 year veteran of the force, felt a connection with the fallen trooper.

He has also found new faith in his career and someone to look out for him.

Adler continues to text Husley, telling him to be safe and seeing how he is doing.

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