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County Coroner

Jim Allmon, BS, F-ABMDI

Jim Allmon, County

Jim has been employed as a Deputy Coroner since June 2003. As a death investigator / forensic autopsy assistant Jim’s duties include death investigation, collecting evidence, drawing toxicology samples, assisting with forensic autopsies and doing human remains recovery/identification. Jim has experience in assisting with morgue operations in mass casualty situations when he was deployed to Port au Prince, Haiti in 2010 after the earthquake and San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018 after the Hurricane. In 2011 Jim was promoted to Chief Deputy Coroner and in July of 2013 Jim obtained his fellowship status after becoming board certified in Medicolegal Death Investigation through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Jim is the chairman of the Adult Fatality Review Team for the State of Illinois Lincolnland #7 and sits on the State of Illinois Adult Fatality Advisory Council. In 2019 Jim was appointed to the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Advisory Council. 


Born: Springfield, IL
Home Town: Springfield, IL


1993-2000 United States Army / National Guard / Reserves
Honorable Discharge - Infantryman


1989-1992 Lanphier High School
2001-2003 Springfield College in Illinois – Associates Degree
2003-2005 Greenville College – Bachelor of Science


August 2005 - Registered Medico-Legal Death Investigator / #855
July 2013 – Board Certified Medico-Legal Death Investigator / #BC-855
Lead Homicide Investigator
Aquatic Death Investigation
Human Remains Recovery & Identification
Forensic Entomology
Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigations


Chairman – State of Illinois Adult Fatality Review Team Advisory Council
Active Member – National Association of Medical Examiners
Active Member – American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Active Member – International Association of Coroner's & Medical Examiners
Active Member – Illinois Coroner’s Medical Examiners Association