Macoupin County Coroner - Brad Targhetta
Brad Targhetta, FABMDI, CFSP
507 Victor St.
PO Box 785
Brighton, IL 62012
Chief Deputy Coroner - Anthony E. Kravanya
Anthony E. Kravanya
Deputy Coroner previously - appointed Chief Deputy Coroner August 15,
Member of the Unit 7 Fire Protection District
Associates in Applied Science in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service
Bachelors of Arts in Management
The Macoupin County Coroner serves as the investigative arm of Macoupin County government concerning deaths of an unexpected, violent or criminal nature. The main functions of this office include:
Respond to and investigate deaths that occur outside of hospital or clinical settings with such investigations including scene analysis, photography, sketching, witness interviews, body examination, and utilization of other forensic tests as indicated.
Convene coroner's inquest as necessary to determine cause and manner of deaths involving homicides, suicides, and accidents, natural and or unexplained and suspicious deaths.
Under mandate of law, investigate the death of any ward of the State of Illinois.
Collect toxicological samples and submit for analysis.
Maintain the property, monies, and personal effects of decedents processed through the coroner's office.
Make death notification to next-of-kin.
Conduct public and community education programs regarding topics such as: drinking and driving, traffic safety, substance abuse, and crime/death scene response.
Training deputy coroners for the management of disaster or mass casualty events.
To report to the State of Illinois all child deaths, boating fatalities, traffic fatalities, work-related fatalities.
Service of legal process when the Sheriff is party to a suit or when such process by the sheriff would be a conflict of interest.
Enforcement of Grave Robbery Act. As promulgated by Illinois Historical Preservation Agency per Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Issue death certificates and cremation permits.
Be prepared for any disaster situation.