After discussing matters for the last few weeks about how to best pay the coroners office, Allen County commissioners took the coroners budget away from Sheriff Bryan Murphy and will now pay the offices 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 sheriffs department, the only other entity that has involvement with the coroners 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.