Sheriff disputes coroner payment

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December 4, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Last week Allen County commissioners agreed to pay Jared Froggatte, coroner investigator, for work done in regards to two deaths, despite being denied by the sheriff’s office. This did not set well with Sheriff Bryan Murphy, who was out of town during the previous meeting. 

While reviewing his budget on Monday, Murphy realized the requests had been paid, which he considers an undue expense.

“Both doctors signed off on these death certificates. Based on state statutes, if there is no suspicion or question of what caused the death and the doctor agrees to sign the certificate, then there is no reason for an investigation,” Murphy said. 

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