The state of Illinois and police departments throughout Kane County are remembering Tyler N. Timmins, the Pontoon Beach police officer who was shot to death Tuesday by a man at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.
Timmins, 36, died after being taken to a hospital.
According to media reports and Facebook posts, Timmins was shot in the neck as he approached a red Toyota truck he believed to be stolen around 8 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Speedway at Highway 111 and Chain of Rocks Road.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Scott Hyden, 31, with two counts of first-degree murder and multiple weapons charges, including possession of a stolen weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with possessing a stolen vehicle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
This morning (Monday, Nov. 1, 2021) the Department of Central Management Services received notice from the Governor’s Office that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Timmins.
The United States flags and the state flags at all buildings occupied by any agency are asked to fly flags at half staff until sunset of Tuesday, Nov. 2.
More information is available at https://www.illinois.gov/