Stephenson County Coroner Resigns

STEPHENSON COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) – Nearly three months after winning reelection and almost two months since being sentenced to probation on drug charges, Tim Leamon has resigned as Stephenson County Coroner.

The 37-year-old has been serving as the coroner since replacing his father in 2016. Leamon was sentenced to two year probation in early December after admitting to having Oxycodone without a prescription.

“I am grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to serve the residents of this great county,” Leamon wrote in a letter of resignation on January 28. “In 2007 I returned home from Iraq and battled with my PTSD. This was under control until I learned of the loss of additional squad members and began to battle my demons once again. I feel that it is in the best interest to myself and my family to focus on my mental health and well-being.”

“Stephenson County Board

It is with a heavy heart that I, Timothy Leamon, Coroner of Stephenson County, am submitting my resignation. I am grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to serve the residents of this great County.

In 2007 T returned home from Iraq and battled with my PTSD. This was under control until I learned of the loss of additional squad members and began to battle my demons once again. I feel that it is in the best interest to myself and my family to focus on my mental health and well-being.

I would like to thank the County Board for allowing me to build this department into what it is today. My deputies, who have poured their heart and soul into this department. All Sheriff, Police, Fire, EMS, Hospital, and Funeral Homes who have come together over the years to serve those during their time of loss. I will truly miss serving with you. Dated this 28″ day of January, 2021.

Thank you, Tim Leamon”

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