We are now honoring the legacy of Officer Tyler Timmins of the Pontoon Beach Illinois Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 26, 2021 while approaching a suspect of a stolen vehicle.
Officer Tyler Timmins was 36 years old and had served in law enforcement for 14 years. He began serving with the Pontoon Beach Police Department in April 2020.
He left behind his wife and young daughter. The family, friends, and co-workers of the fallen officer are in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely challenging time.
When a line of duty death occurs, The BackStoppers steps in with immediate assistance that is then ongoing. After immediately providing $10,000 to the family to be used in whatever way they need, we meet with the family of the fallen, eliminate their debt, and arrange to provide ongoing support for expenses such as health care, tuition, and more. The BackStoppers is always there. We’re able to offer life-long assistance to the families of the fallen because of the generous support of members and donors.
“Our hearts are heavy today as we are faced with the loss of Officer Tyler Timmins. He was a hero who dedicated his life to serving and protecting our community. Officer Timmins will be honored and remembered and we will be there for his family for the long road ahead.” – Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Executive Director
We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that public servants make every day when they go to work. We understand the burdens placed on surviving spouses and children when tragedies occur. We believe our community has an obligation to care for the loved ones of those who have protected us. We accept the responsibility to make that happen. Join us in our cause. Help us provide life-long support for families of fallen heroes by donating or joining online or by mail to the address below.
The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700
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