Marshall County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Marshall County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 520 6th Street, Lacon, 61540-1331 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: (309) 246-2115
Fax: (309) 246-2121

Marshall County Sheriff's Office is located at 520 6th Street, Lacon, 61540-1331 IL. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office phone number is (309) 246-2115.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office News

Half staff flag alert: Presidential order, all flags half staff immediately thru sunset Saturday, November 10th in honor of the victims in the Thousand Oaks, California shooting.

Flag alert: all flags half staff immediately until Wednesday, October 31st at sunset. Presidential order in memory of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Just a reminder there are two other locations as well as the Marshall County location, Henry and Toluca Police Departments are both participating in the Take Back day as well.

Saturday, October 27th is National Takeback Day for all outdated prescription drugs or illegal narcotics, no questions asked. Locations are the Marshall County Courthouse and the Henry and Toluca Police Departments. Bring the items to any of those locations from 9:00am until 11:00am and they will be accepted and disposed of accordingly. Takeback Day is sponsored by the Marshall County Coalition, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Toluca and Henry Police Departments.

Flag alert: Flags shall be flown at half staff on Sunday, October 7th, sunrise to sunset for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day in honor of the Firefighters who have lost their lives.

FYI Farmers and Drivers, IDOT will be doing Bridge Washing on Lacon bridge starting tomorrow 09/11 and will take several days. The bridge will be down to one lane from 7am until 5pm until the job is complete

Half staff alert: all flags at half staff for Patriot’s Day, Tuesday, 9/11 for obvious reasons from sunrise to sunset in honor of the life changing event of that fateful day which we will all remember.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is seeking applications to fill a full-time vacancy for the position of Deputy Sheriff due to Sheriff Russell's retiring. Applications will be available on the Marshall County website ( and can be obtained by selecting the Sheriff tab under Elected Officials or following the link below. An employment information document that outlines salary and benefits can also be found under the Sheriff tab. Applications for a December 2018 vacancy will be accepted, either returned in person or post marked, until October 2nd, 2018 at 10:00am.

Senator McCain was laid to rest today so all flags should be raised back to full staff, per Presidential order.

Flag alert: all flags are to be lowered to half staff immediately in honor of Senator John McCain’s passing. They are to remain at half staff until his interment, which will be announced at a later date.

Great County Wide Drill this morning. Thank you to Rich Koch and Tyler Bogner for all the work they put in to make it happen. A special thanks to all the Fire and EMS Members, Support Staff from MABAS, ILEAS ,the Red Cross, Deputy Spradling of Marshall County and the Marshall County Dispatchers. A Very Special thanks to all the Victims and Volunteers. Without everyone working together it would have not been possible. You have my utmost respect and it is a pleasure to have all of you serving our communities.

The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be conducting it’s annual mass casualty drill this Saturday, August 11th from 8:30 until approximately noon at the Marshall County Airport. This drill is intensive training for all Marshall County ambulance, fire and police agencies in the event a real disaster would occur in the County. We request that there be no parking along Rt. 17, anywhere near the airport so emergency vehicles can enter and leave the airport without obstruction.

A reminder this Saturday, August 4 the St. Jude runners will be passing thru and or stopping at various points in Marshall County so exercise caution on the roadways while they are making their trek to the Civic Center in Peoria. I will be donating a squad and Sgt. Wayne Strawn will be donating his time escorting the Marshall County chapter starting in Marshall County all the way to Peoria to ensure the runners’ safety for this worthwhile cause. We will be in the County starting at 4:15am until approximately 11:00am on State Routes 17, 26 and 29. The Lasalle County chapter will be in the county passing through at approximately 9:00am until about 11:00am, on Rts 18 thru Henry and Rt 29 south to Peoria. Cheer on these runners and volunteers involved who are sacrificing a day for a worthwhile cause.

Flag alert: Governor Rauner has issued a proclamation that all flags are to be flown at half staff from sunrise, Saturday, June 2 thru sunset, Monday, June 4th in honor of fallen Chicago Firefighter Juan Bucio.

Attention Marshall Co. Residents: Rt 17 west of the Lacon bridge is now open to thru traffic.

Flag alert: All flags should be lowered to half staff for Memorial Day, sunrise to sunset for obvious reasons, most notably in honor of our military who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.

Presidential order: all flags are to be flown at half staff immediately until May 22 at sunset in memory of the victims in the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting today.

Railroad crossing in Sparland in Rt. 17 and Rt. 29 will be open at 6:30am tomorrow.

Half staff flag alert: All flags are to be flown at half staff from sunrise, Tuesday, May 15 until sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day set forth by the President. May 14-18 is National Police Week so thank a Deputy or Officer if you see one.

Illinois Department of Transportation Illinois 17 in Sparland to close May 14 The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that Illinois 17 (Ferry Street) in Sparland will close at the Iowa Interstate Railroad crossing at 7 a.m. Monday, May 14. The closure is necessary for repairs to the railroad crossing. Work is expected to be complete and the road reopened by 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, weather permitting. A detour will be posted for eastbound drivers to use Illinois 29 north to Henry, Illinois 18 across the Illinois River and then Illinois 26 south to Illinois 17 in Lacon. Westbound drivers will follow the reverse route. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Follow us at for IDOT District 4 updates on Twitter. Visit for updated traffic information and views from dozens of traffic cameras in Peoria and surrounding areas.

IDOT and Iowa Interstate advise that the railroad crossing in Sparland, Rt 17 at Rt 29 will be closed for repairs Monday, May 14th thru Friday, May 18th. This will be an inconvenience as travel on Rt 17 over the Lacon bridge will not be possible during this time so plan accordingly. All EMS agencies will continue as always with adjustments in services. Updates will be posted as we get them.

Just a reminder that the Marshall Co. Coalition will be at the Marshall County Courthouse this Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am to noon to accept unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and opioids. Use the main entrance (east door) and we will be in the Boardroom, 1st door on the left to accept any meds, legal or illegal, no questions asked for proper disposal. There is a permanent drop box just inside the main entrance of the Sheriff’s Office as well which is staffed 24-7.

Ameren has advised of another scheduled power outage for the Village of Hopewell tomorrow, April 20 at 11:00pm and will last approximately 8 hours. Please plan accordingly.

Presidential order: all flags at half staff immediately until day of internment in honor of former 1st Lady Barbara Bush who passed away yesterday. Raise back to full mast at sunset, Saturday, April 21st.

This week is National Public Safety Communicators Week (April 8-14). Without our E-911 Dispatchers no agencies function as they are the front line of any incoming call for help whether it be a medical emergency, fire, accident etc. and are the division that dispatches and coordinates all EMS services. If you know an E-911 Dispatcher-Telecommunicator thank them for their service. They are the vital part of mine or any Sheriff’s Office or Police Agency.