A former southern Illinois judge, attorney and author has died.
The Southern Illinoisan Obituary page lists 74-year-old Brocton Lockwood as passing away on Monday at Parkway Manor in Marion.
He served as a Judge in Williamson County from 1978 to 1983 and in Saline County from 2000 until he retired in 2006. In between, Lockwood practiced law in Marion.
He also served as Carbondale City Attorney and as a part-time instructor in SIU-C's Administration of Justice Department. In 2012, SIU School of Law presented Lockwood with a Distinguished Service Award.
He also wrote two books, Operation Greylord in 1989, about his days as an FBI informant investigating corruption in the Cook County courts, and co-authored Shades of Gray in 2011, a historical novel about the 1922 Herrin Massacre.