Tyler passed away on May 23, 2004 as a result of an on-duty traffic accident. Tyler was stationed at Grenville County Detachment at the time of his death where he joined the OPP in September 2000 as a Probationary Constable. Shortly after his basic training, he set a goal to become a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). In 2003, Tyler realized his dream and achieved his goal. He was very proud to be an OPP officer.

Tyler was well-respected by his fellow officers, command staff and members of the community. His work ethic and dedication to his profession was second to none. He was a true leader who was destined for great things.

Tyler led a very active life outside of policing. He enjoyed the thrill of adventure and the testing his physical limits.

Tyler is survived by his wife, Lori Bates, his parents Lewis and Sharon Boutilier, his sister Superintendent Kari Dart and Craig Dart.