The Office of Coroner of Morgan County is an elected constitutional office. The Coroner is elected every 4 years by popular vote. Once elected the Coroner must complete specialized training in death investigation and under go continuing education each year same as police officers.
The Coroner is responsible for the determination of the cause and manner of death of a person who dies and is not under medical care. All traumatic deaths such as murder, suicide, accidental, motor vehicle and drowning are required by law to be reported to the Coroner. Any person who may have died of natural causes, but was not under a doctor's care, by law, must also be reported to the Coroner's Office. It is the final responsibility of the Coroner to execute and file a Certificate of Death with the Morgan County Health Department. The Coroner must also review and certify all persons who desire to be cremated at the time of their death.
In order to determine the cause and manner of death the Coroner may request an autopsy be conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
Morgan County Coroner's Office
P.O. Box 41
Hartselle, AL 35640
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