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City of Carbondale
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501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204

email: police@ci.carbondale.il.us

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Business Burglary Investigation
On 01-12-2017 at 5:45 a.m., officers of the Carbondale Police Department responded to Southern Recycling, located at 300 West Chestnut Street, in reference to a burglary   Read More »

Carbondale Police and Longbranch Cafe and Bakery to host Coffee with a Cop
On Tuesday January 24th, 2017 officers from the Carbondale Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.   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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