Services Provided

Some of the Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Coordinates the investigation and determines the circumstances, manner, and cause of all violent, sudden, unattended, or unusual deaths
  • Selects the deputy coroners and other personnel as needed
  • Supervises and instructs employees
  • Orders and sees that autopsies are attended by either the Law Enforcement Agency or personnel of her office or both
  • Prepares annual budget requests for office
  • Notifies next of kin
  • Completes death certificates and cremation certificates
  • Orders and conducts inquest
  • Conducts meetings and conferences with Law Enforcement Agencies, attorneys, physicians, hospital personnel, funeral directors, news media, ambulance attendants, and the public
  • Prepares reports and press releases. Makes sure media does not release names and addresses until next-of-kin are notified
  • Gives presentations at schools, seminars, service clubs, nursing homes, and hospital staffs
  • Requests organ donations from next-of-kin and sees that those wishes are carried out
  • Procurement of blood and urine samples for the purpose of toxicology tests