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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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Retail Theft Investigation /Possession of Controlled Substances Arrests
On 04-24-2017 at about 5:43 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle and retail theft at Kohl’s, located at 625 North Giant City Road.   Read More »

Business Burglary Investigation and Arrests
On 04-21-17 at 4:15 a.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a commercial business burglary in progress at the S.I. Gymnastics facility, at 742 East Main Street.   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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