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John W. Callahan

Grundy County Coroner, D-ABMDI

John W. Callahan

Employment History:

  • 1998 - Present Coroner of Grundy County
  • 1995 - 1998 Chief Deputy Coroner of Grundy County
  • 1988 - Present Licensed Funeral Director
  • 1985 - 1987 Police Officer for Marseilles Police
  • 1980 - 1985 Deputy Sheriff for LaSalle County Sheriff
  • 1978 - 1981 Police Officer for Grand Ridge Police Dept

Education:

  • 1987 Graduated Worsham College of Mortuary Science
  • 1980 Graduated from Illinois Police Academy, UOI
  • 1976-78 Illinois Valley Community College in CJ
  • 1975 Graduated from Marseilles High School

Certifications:

  • Certified American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator #221
  • 40 hour Death Investigation with the University of St. Louis
  • 40 hour Masters in Death Investigation, University of St. Louis
  • 40 hour Coroner Training, State of Illinois
  • Death Investigator with the Department of Mortuary Operation Recovery Team with the National Department of Homeland Security

Special Achievements:

  • Worked in New York just after 9-11 for New York Medical Examiners Office under DMORT
  • Recipient of Life Saving Partner Award with Gift of Hope, 2003
  • Worked in Mississippi after Katrina for DMORT

Educational Lectures:

  • Taught Forensic Photography & Photoshop at Illinois Valley Community College
  • Drivers Education in various High Schools
  • High School Anatomy
  • Criminal Justice Classes
  • Nursing Classes
  • Various Civic Groups
  • Citizen Police Academy

Activities:

  • President of Grundy County Community Hospice
  • Member of Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Illinois Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
  • Member of International Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
  • Member of American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Board Member of Morris Community Credit Union