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.
Two years ago today, Officer Tim Jones came home from the Marionjoy Rehabilation Hospital, after spending over one year in away under intense medical care. While we will never forget March 19, 2016, perhaps it’s May 26, 2017, that deserves the celebration. #TimStrong pic.twitter.com/1OOK7JEYb2— Park Forest Police (@ParkForestPD) May 26, 2019
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