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Coroner-Elect Rob Russell Keeps Promise to Retire from Current Position

Russell retires from DuPage County Sheriff's Office. Next step is accreditation for the Kane County coroner's office.

Kane County Coroner-elect Rob Russell followed through on his first campaign promise—even before officially taking office. On Nov. 23, Russell retired as a sergeant from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office to devote his full time and attention to his upcoming role as the next Kane County Coroner.

When asked about his 20-year career with the Sheriff’s Office, Russell replied, “I have enjoyed my time there, and I will miss everyone. I have had the privilege of working for one of the most highly accredited law enforcement offices in the county. Doing so has prepared me well for my new role as coroner.”

Russell plans to begin the accreditation process, which he says will help to professionalize the coroner’s office and restore credibility.

“The people of Kane County deserve to have a full-time coroner who will devote the time needed to see the office through the accreditation process. I am ready for that task,” Russell said.

Russell will be sworn in Dec. 3 as Kane County’s first newly elected coroner since 2000.

Russell resides in South Elgin with his wife, Susan, and their four children.

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SOURCE: Rob Russell press release

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