How Tim Beaty saved two SIU students before losing his life

As gunmen opened fire at a party in Carbondale, Illinois on March 27, two SIU student-athletes, frozen in fear, were caught near the crossfire.

Thanks to the quick, selfless actions of Tim Beaty, those two women lived to tell the story. Beaty, a 41-year-old father, did not.

Two SIU students who were with Beaty as he died came forward with the story of Tim’s heroism. One of the students said:

“We wanted his family to know that he died helping somebody. That could have been me or my friend, and I take that really, really seriously. He was a hero that night.”

Tim’s tragic and heroic death leaves behind his 5-year-old son. A trust has been established to help with his future. Please give.