Benton Fire Chief suspended without pay

BENTON, IL. (WJPF) – Benton Fire Chief Shane Cockrum has been suspended thirty days without pay.

City Commissioners voted 4 – 1 in favor of the suspension which comes after Cockrum was ticketed on a charge of DUI in northern Illinois. He’s also facing a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise.

Jeff Coleman will serve as acting chief during the suspension.