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City of Carbondale
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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
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Unlawful Use of Credit Card Investigation
The City of Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an Unlawful Use of Credit Card investigation.   Read More »

Criminal Trespass to Residence Investigation
On 08-11-2017 at about 5:11 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 900 block of East Park Street in reference to a report of Criminal Trespass to Property, where the suspect claimed to be a security guard and entered an occupied apartment.   Read More »

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Officers Killed

10 year Carbondale Police Officer Lenard "Lon" Sizemore was killed the night of August 20, 1933 at the age of 54. At around 2:20 a.m. Sizemore attempted to arrest Joseph Brinson at "a bootlegging joint" for disturbing the peace, when Brinson resisted arrest.  Brinson produced a handgun and shot Sizemore to death.  In less than an hour’s time a manhunt ensued, bringing the Jackson County Sheriff and his deputies to Carbondale to help locate Brinson.  Once Brinson was located, a gunfight between Brinson and the Sheriff's deputies occurred in a corn field (now the 200 block of E Oak), resulting in Brinson’s death. 

In 2002 Sizemore’s name was added to the Illinois Police Officer Memorial in Springfield, IL, as well as the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 


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