Responsibilities The Coroner's Office investigates all sudden and/or unattended deaths throughout the County or began in the county. Through an investigation, a determination is made as to the cause and the manner of death. This includes identifying each decedent. Further the Coroner is responsible for ordering and utilizing tests and exams on a case by case basis to make such determination.
Other responsibilities of the Coroner's Office include:
Providing Statistical data to our partners in Public Health and prevention agencies at the Local, State and Federal Level.
Signing death certificates
Notifying family members of deaths
Distributing accurate and timely information to family members, law enforcement agencies, health care professionals, insurance companies, and the public.
Testifying in civil and criminal proceeding
Maintaining the Park County Coroner CARE Team, which is made up of dedicated volunteers that help us support families and friends of the deceased.
Due to winter weather conditions, the Evening with the Coroner event scheduled for 6 PM, May 21, 2022 in Shawnee is cancelled. A new date will be announced in the coming days. Please stay safe! Park County Coroner