GoFundMe set up to help fallen Illinois officer’s family


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A suspect in a stolen car shot a Pontoon Beach officer when he approached the vehicle in a gas station parking lot Tuesday morning. Tyler Timmins, 36, died after being taken to the hospital. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

GoFundMe is reaching out to the media to make sure the public is aware of a fundraiser for his family. The fundraisers have exceeded their goal of $10,000 and now have over $15,000. They have a team of people who make sure the money is transferred to the right place.

The GoFundMe states:

“Our community is heartbroken over the death of officer Timmins. Tyler was not only a police officer he was also a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and trusted friend.”

BackStoppers is also donating $10,000 to support Timmins’ family. Additional financial help from BackStoppers will include mortgage, medical and education costs for Timmins’s family.

Visit the GoFundMe fundraiser here.

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