Brandon J. Johnson

Deputy Chief Coroner

Employment History
  • 2019 – Present: Deputy Chief Coroner-Grundy County Coroner’s Office
  • 2019-Present: Deputy Coroner -DuPage County Coroner’s Office
  • 2015 – 2019: Deputy Coroner -Grundy County Coroner’s Office
  • 2012 – 2019: 9-1-1 Telecommunicator
  • 2011– Present: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
  • 2009 – 2011: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
Education
  • 2010-2011 South Suburban College-Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic
  • 2010-2011 Ingalls Memorial Hospital Paramedic Program
  • 2007-2009 Grundy Area Vocational Center-Health Occupations
  • 2005-2009 Minooka Community High School-General Studies
Certifications
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine-40 Hour Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course
  • Illinois State Police Law Enforcement Agency Data System (LEADS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher
Special Achievements
  • Lead Investigator of unidentified cold case homicide victim from 1976, which was reopened in the fall of 2017.
  • 2017 Will County 9-1-1 Telecommunicator of The Year Nominee
  • Numerous Commendations and Life-Saving Awards
Training
  • Advanced 9-1-1 Call Analysis: “Is the caller the killer?”
  • Aquatic Deaths and Homicidal Drowning Investigations
  • National Missing and Unidentified Persons System-Missing and Unidentified Person Workshop
  • 9-1-1 Call Analysis: “Is The Caller The Killer?”
  • Various Forensic Science Training Courses
Activities
  • Member of Illinois Coroners & Medical Examiners Association
  • Member of The Illinois Homicide Investigators Association
  • Member of The Grundy County Law Enforcement Managers Association
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