County Coroner

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Lynn Swanson

809 State St., Suite 304-306

LaPorte, IN 46350

Phone 219-326-6808 ext. 7900

Office hours T-W-TH, 8:00-4:00

Monday & Friday by appointment

Chief Deputy, Jennifer Banks MDI
Deputy, Don Antisdel MDI
Deputy, Carrie Shear MDI
Deputy, Sean Fitzpatrick MDI
Deputy, Amy Richardson MDI
Deputy, Eric Porch MDI

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The chief responsibility of the Coroner is to determine the cause and manner of death in cases involving casualty, violence, suspicious or unexplained death.  A determination is made after an investigation is completed, in some cases after autopsy and toxicology studies are obtained.

Application for Deputy Coroner

Eligibility requirements for Deputy Coroners
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • 21 years of age
  • Valid drivers license
  • Own transportation
  • Must attend and complete State Coroner Training class (after hire)
  • Must pass State Coroner Test for certification
  • Heavy lifting with assistance
  • Attention to detail
  • Some computer experience
  • Compassionate personality

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