Todd Ballard

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 Ballard, Todd

Todd R. Ballard D-ABMDI

  • Madison County Deputy Coroner since 1997
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Certified Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun Instructor for the NRA
  • Certified Armorer for Glock
  • Illinois Certified Firefighter 2
  • Previously certified as a Paramedic in the state of Illinois
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine, Basic Death Investigation,
  • Master’s Death Investigation
  • Certified in the Reid Method of Criminal Interviews and Interrogation
  • Certified in Forensic Entomology Evidence Recovery Techniques
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, August 2007
  • Investigator with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis
  • Investigator with the Child Death Investigation Task Force
  • University of Missouri - Fire and Rescue Training Institute, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Awareness

After college Todd went to work for the Alton Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service where he became a paramedic. In 1992 Ballard was nominated for the “Heroes In Our Midst” award for providing first aid and medical assistance to the Kuna Indians in the San Blas Island area near Panama City, Panama, South America