County takes over coroner budget


Local News

December 11, 2019 - 10:19 AM

After discussing matters for the last few weeks about how to best pay the coroner’s office, Allen County commissioners took the coroner’s budget away from Sheriff Bryan Murphy and will now pay the office’s budget themselves. 

Dr. Scott Coates, who serves as coroner for Allen County, recommended the budget item be under the commissioners’ purview, said Commissioner Jerry Daniels.

Besides the sheriff’s department, “the only other entity that has involvement with the coroner’s office are the county commissioners,” Daniels said. “He said the ultimate responsibility to make sure those bills get paid falls at the feet of the commissioners. And I agree with that, no offense to anyone.”

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