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The U.S. States Attorney’s Office in southern Illinois honors law enforcement

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A southern Illinois community is receiving one of the 2022 Law Enforcement Public Service Awards from the U.S. Attorney of Southern Illinois.

The Centralia Police Department and the Centralia Safe Streets Working Group received a group award for their investigation which led the successful prosecution of Chris Jamison, a prolific shooter and member of a well-known street gang in Centralia.

Jamison was eventually sentenced to six-and-a-half years in a federal prison, almost double the advisory sentencing guideline range.

Receiving the award were Centralia Police Officers Lieutenant Jamie James, Sergeant Mike Peebles, Officer Travis Ripperda and FBI Special Agent Ryan James.

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