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Chief Deputy Coroner

Jim Allmon, BS, F-ABMDI

Jim has been employed as a Deputy Coroner since June 2003 as a death investigator / forensic autopsy assistant. His duties include collecting evidence, drawing toxicology samples, and doing human remains recovery/identification. In 2010, Jim was deployed to assist with morgue operations the recovery effort after the earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti as a member of Kenyon International Disaster Management. 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. Also in July of 2013 Jim was promoted to Chief Deputy Coroner. 


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


Co-Chairman – Illinois Adult Fatality Review Team
Active Member – Illinois Coroner’s Medical Examiners Association
Active Member – International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners
Active Member – International Association of Identification