From: Thomas A. Smith
There are two candidates vying for the position of coroner in the Nov. 8 election. The Republican candidate, a Columbus police officer, is overwhelmingly qualified with formal education, certification and experience specifically for the job of coroner. The other candidate and her supporters seem to be counting on voters’ distrust of police, while still touting the candidate’s experience as a police officer many years ago.
The fact is that the office of coroner has its roots in law enforcement. Multiple other counties in Indiana have seen the benefit of having their coroner serving as an experienced law enforcement officer. In the modern world, it makes sense to have death investigators, who are the most highly trained in forensic science and death scene management. That person is clearly Clayton Nolting.