Letter: Nolting has expertise for coroner’s office

From: Jonathan Nolting


Clayton Nolting has an unwavering commitment to his home county and a dedication to making sure the residents get the absolute best in medicolegal death investigation.

I’ve known Clayton for 25-plus years and have observed his passion for excellence and his desire for transparency, accuracy and thoroughness of death investigation. These are undoubtedly his top priorities as the Republican candidate for Bartholomew County coroner.

Clayton did not randomly decide that he wanted to run for Bartholomew County coroner. Instead, at a young age, he began his education in forensic science and entomology. His dedication to excellence in his studies led him to being invited almost 10 years ago to the world-renowned body farm at the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Department, where he is still a continuing guest lecturer. Clayton obtained his MDI (medicolegal death investigator) certification in 2011, which is mandatory for the position of coroner. After completing his master’s degree, he worked for the Marion County Coroner’s Office and the Bartholomew County Coroner’s office as a part-time deputy.

Clayton’s expertise in the subject is what Bartholomew County needs. Death investigation technology has changed drastically in the last 15 years and there is a significant difference between emergency room trauma experience and real-world medicolegal death investigation. Clayton is the most qualified candidate and he has the required up-to-date, firsthand, real-world experience needed to be Bartholomew County’s coroner. I urge you to vote Clayton Nolting for Bartholomew County Coroner on Nov. 8.