December 31, 2020
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that Assistant State’s Attorney Mike Casson has been presented with the Will County Sheriff Department’s Civilian Service Award. Casson’s contributions include the key role he played in two significant cases – one involving child luring, and the other involving aggravated kidnappings and armed robberies in New Lenox and Frankfort that received broad media attention.
“Assistant State’s Attorney Mike Casson is known for his commitment, perseverance, and extensive knowledge on a wide range of legal issues including those involving the complexities of our ever-advancing technologies,” Glasgow said. “As this Award from the Sheriff’s Department makes clear, Mike is not only valuable to our Office, but to the broader law enforcement community. He routinely works closely with members of law enforcement and government agencies on highly complex and multifaceted cases. I am proud of Mike’s selfless dedication in ensuring the safety of the citizens of our Will County community.”
Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles presented the award to Casson. This Award typically is presented at the Sheriff Department’s annual banquet, which was cancelled this year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Sheriff’s Department is pleased to present this award to Mike in recognition of his expert knowledge of the law, his integrity, his reliability, and his willingness to work day and night with our detectives whenever they are in need of his services,” Jungles said. “This Award expresses our appreciation to Mike for continually assisting the Sheriff’s Department with his expertise and diligence.”
Casson has served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Will County since 2004. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Complaints & Supervisor of Computer Crimes.
“It is a great honor to receive this award from the Sheriff’s Department,” Casson said. “I appreciate the opportunity to work with our law enforcement community and contribute to our criminal justice system. I’m also extremely grateful to State’s Attorney Glasgow for the many and varied opportunities he has given me, and to my colleagues for the continued support.”
State’s Attorney Glasgow expressed his appreciation to Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley, Dan Jungles, and nominating Detective Brian O’Leary, for their recognition of Mike Casson’s work.
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