Wounded Ill. cop becomes honorary detective, achieves goal

Doctors didn’t think Officer Tim Jones would survive. He defied the odds

By Suzie Ziegler 

PARK FOREST, Ill. — Doctors didn’t think Officer Tim Jones would survive when he was shot in the line of duty five years ago, according to FOX 32. Jones was shot three times in the neck and head. He suffered a career-ending traumatic brain injury. 

“He, by most medical accounts, was not even supposed to survive,” Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino told WGN 9

But Jones defied the odds. He’s since undergone multiple surgeries and rehab therapies, says WGN 9. 

On Monday, the department made Jones an honorary detective. Making detective had been one of Jones’ goals, the agency said in a Facebook post. A nameplate reading, “Detective Tim Jones” will soon be displayed at the station.


Five years ago today, Officer Tim Jones, a rookie, 2nd generation police officer, was on the scene of a break-in to a...

Posted by Park Forest Police Department on Friday, March 19, 2021


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