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The Franklin County Coroner’s Office is an agency that assists the families of Franklin County during tragic and trying times in their lives. The mission of our office is to determine the cause and manner of death to provide answers and guidance to the families that have lost their loved ones. Our staff strives to approach grieving families with respect, compassion, and professionalism during their time of loss. 

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office aims high to be a model agency and exemplify agencies alike across the Commonwealth. We pledge to continue to serve the community with honor, integrity, and compassion and endure our professional working relations with all agencies for years to come. Our goal is to educate the public on safety tips, statistics, and continue communications with the Franklin County community.

72.415 Power and authority of coroners and their deputies -- Training course for deputy coroners. (1) For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of KRS 72.410 to 72.470, coroners and deputy coroners shall have the full power and authority of peace officers in this state, including the power of arrest and the authority to bear arms, and shall have the power and authority to: (a) Administer oaths; (b) Enter upon public or private premises for the purpose of making investigations; (c) Seize evidence; (d) Interrogate persons; (e) Require the production of medical records, books, papers, documents, or other evidence; (f) Impound vehicles involved in vehicular deaths; (g) Employ special investigators and photographers; and (h) Expend funds for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of KRS 72.410 to 72.470. 

Meet Our Staff

franklin county CORONER, William C. Harrod

Coroner Harrod's first term began in January 2007.

Trainings & Certifications

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

Certified Medical Investigator I, II, III, IV, V &

Certified Criminal Investigator, American College of Forensic Examiners

Outdoor Recovery Research & Comparative Osteology, University Of Tennessee

Forensic Anthropology Center

National Forensic Academy

Criminal Justice Information System

franklin county DEPUTY CORONER, Elliott Moore

franklin county DEPUTY CORONER, Admin assistant, Lauren Prichard

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