Man wanted for murdering an officer who was a young father found dead as police move in to capture him

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CLAYTON COUNTY, GA – The suspect being sought in connection with the death of a police officer in Henry County, Georgia was found dead inside an apartment. Authorities are saying that the death appears to be self-inflicted.

The deceased, Jordan Jackson, was found inside of an apartment in Riverdale on November 9th. Jackson was being sought for allegedly shooting and killing Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai.

Clayton County Police had responded to the location in Riverdale after they had received information that Jackson was inside.

Around 5 pm, police descended upon the Chateau Forest Apartment complex in hopes that they would locate and be able to apprehend Jackson. Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman explained:

“Teams were dispatched to this location where surveillance was set up. Ultimately, Clayton County Police Department SWAT team was called in to clear the residence. Mr. Jackson was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office also reported on the incident:

“Jordan Jackson was found hiding out with some friends in Clayton County. After barricading himself in a room, SWAT teams addressed the situation utilizing tactful methods which resulted in authorities being feet away from Jordan. The suspect took his own life seconds before being captured.”

The Sheriff of Henry County, Reginald Scandrett, warned everyone of what happens when police lose one of their own. He said:

“Let this be a warning and reminder to anyone contemplating any crime let alone a crime of this magnitude where it involves one of our own.

It doesn’t matter how many days it takes, how much sleep we lose, we will hunt you down and find you. To the family of Officer Desai, this will not take away the pain but, hopefully, they can get some rest and start the healing process.”

Amerman then took time and spoke of the type of person and officer Desai was:

“He loved his job. He loved coming to work every day. He loves serving his community. He was a beacon of light.”

Desai was shot and gravely wounded after he responded to a domestic disturbance during the first week of November. The 17 year veteran of the Henry County Police Department reported that Desai succumbed to his injuries four days after the incident.

Henry County Police reported that Desai was attempting to arrest Jackson when he pulled away from the officer and produced a gun. Sadly, before Desai was able to defend himself, Jackson opened fire, striking, and eventually killing Desai. Jackson then fled the scene.

In announcing Desai’s death, the Henry County Government posted a message on the police department’s Facebook Page. In part, it read:

“It is with a saddened and heavy hear that the Henry County Law Enforcement Family along with Henry County Government announce the passing of Police Officer Paramhans Desai. Officer Desai succumbed to his injuries with his family by his side today at approximately 9:55 pm.

“Officer Desai is survived by his wife and two young children. Officer Desai continues to serve, even in his passing, by donating multiple organs which will save numerous lives. Please continue to keep Officer Desai’s family in your thoughts and prayers through this terrible tragedy.”

The news of Desai’s death reached national news and caught the attention of NBA great, Shaquille O’Neil. O’Neil donated $5,000 to go towards a reward for information seeking the location and arrest of Jackson.

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Officer down: Illinois officer – a young dad – shot to death while investigating report of stolen car

Pontoon Beach, IL – A 14-year law enforcement veteran was shot to death while investigating a possible stolen car at a gas station. The Illinois State Police confirmed the tragic news surrounding Officer Tyler Timmins of the Pontoon Beach Police Department. He had only been with the department for 18 months.

According to reports, Timmins was checking into a car that was potentially stolen around 8 am at a Speedway gas station. A man opened fire on him, striking him at least once and leaving him him with life-threatening injuries. 

As reported by KSDK: 

“A fellow officer rushed Timmins to Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. From there, he was airlifted to Saint Louis University Hospital in south St. Louis. Police department vehicles from several local agencies were seen parked outside the emergency departments at SLU and Gateway Regional Medical Center.”

Several hours later, Timmins succumbed to his wounds.

The alleged shooter was taken into custody. Details surrounding the suspect have not been disclosed at this time. He was sitting inside the vehicle Timmins was checking when he began shooting. A second person was also taken into custody at the scene.

A witness, who heard the shots but did not see what happened, assisted officers with getting Timmins into a squad car. 

“I grabbed him by the belt and got in the police car and started pulling him in the back seat so I could help them get him in the car,” Russell Morrow told local reporters. 

Timmins was 36-years old and leaves behind a wife and a daughter. 

The BackStoppers have stepped in to assist the family.  

“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, said in a statement on their website. 

Departments from around the country have posted their tributes on social media. 

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, & co-workers of Police Officer Tyler Timmins of the Pontoon Beach Police Department, who was shot & killed while investigating a stolen vehicle. He has served his community for 15 years. #FidelisAdMortem” -NYPD

 

Fidelis Ad Mortem is a Latin phrase meaning faithful unto death, and is the motto of the NYPD. 

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said: 

“On behalf of myself and the @Chicago_Police Department, we offer our prayers and condolences to the Pontoon Beach Police Department, family, and loved ones of Officer Tyler Timmins. Officer Timmins made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and will #NeverBeForgotten.”

 

The @JolietPolice send our condolences to the family, friends & coworkers of Pontoon Beach, IL Police Officer Tyler Timmins. Ofc Timmins was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday while investigating a stolen vehicle. Rest in peace Ofc Timmins.

 

GoFundMe page has been set up as well.  They have reached their initial goal of $10,000 and are moving towards their second funding goal to assist his family. 

On behalf of everyone here at Law Enforcement Today, our thoughts an prayers are with the family of Officer Timmins, both blood and blue. 

Pontoon Beach Police Officer Tyler Timmins, End of Watch; 10/26/2021.

LET will continue to follow this story and will provide updates surrounding the suspect as they become available. 

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