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A former southern Illinois police officer convicted of robbing a bank at gunpoint is headed away for three decades. A judge in Murphysboro sentenced James Gaddis, an ex-Carbondale police officer, to 30 years in prison. The Southern Illinoisan reports that Gaddis used his police pistol to rob the First Southern Bank branch in Carbondale. He and an accomplice got away, temporarily, with almost 23-thousand dollars.

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