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County Coroner

Jim Allmon, MA, F-ABMDI

Jim Allmon, County

Jim became employed as a Deputy Coroner in June of 2003. As a Deputy Coroner Jim’s duties included death investigation, collecting evidence, drawing toxicology samples, assisting with forensic autopsies and doing human remains recovery and identification. In 2011 Jim was promoted to Chief Deputy Coroner and in 2013 became Board Certified obtaining his fellowship status through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).  He also has experience in assisting with morgue operations in mass casualty situations both in Port au Prince, Haiti in 2010 after the earthquake and in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018 after a hurricane. In 2019 Jim was appointed to the ABMDI National Advisory Council and in February of 2020 became the Sangamon County Coroner. Jim is currently the chairman of the State of Illinois Adult Fatality Review Team,  a member of the State of Illinois Child Death Review Team, the State of Illinois Terrorism Task Force, and sits on the State of Illinois Adult Fatality Review Team Advisory Council. Jim continues to play an active role as a member of several different national and international associations concentrating in death investigation.


Born: Springfield, IL
Home Town: Springfield, IL


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


Lanphier High School
Springfield College in Illinois – Associates Degree
Greenville College – Bachelor of Science
Western Illinois University – Masters Degree Public Safety Administration


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
Vice President – Illinois Coroner’s Medical Examiners Association
Active Member – State of Illinois Child Death Review Team