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    Coroner Investigators

     

    Coroner investigators are responsible for obtaining information surrounding deaths reported to the Office of the Coroner. The Coroner's Office employs eight forensic medico legal investigators who are specially trained in death investigation. All coroner investigators have law enforcement experience with approximately eight years in investigations, and are certified as evidence technicians, EMTs or nurses. The investigations section operates twenty-four hours per day and can be reached at (937) 225-4156. Their duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Crime scene investigation
    • Medical record review
    • Subpoena of information
    • Courtroom testimony
    Michael Fox-Chief Investigator

    Mike is a retired Lieutenant from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office with 27 years of service.  Some of Mike's assignments with the Sheriff's Office included four years as a violent crimes detective, a detective supervisor and Special Investigations section commander.

    Randy Brannon

    Randy came to the Coroner's Office after retiring with 28 years service with the Dayton Police Department.  He also served in the Homicide Squad for six years and last was assigned to a Federal Violent Crimes Task Force.

    Les George

    Les came to the Coroner's Office after retiring from the Kettering Police Department with 29 years service.  In his last fifteen years with Kettering, he was assigned as a Violent Crimes Detective.    

     Rick May

    Rick is a retired Detective Sergeant from the Huber Heights Police Department with 26 years experience. He spent 17 years supervising and working in violent crimes. Rick is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 197th session. Rick spent 5 years working in the Montgomery County Cold Case Tasks Force before becoming a Coroner's Investigator.

    Bob Hunkeler

    Bob served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for 20 Years.  He was a Forensic Science Officer for eight years, serving as the Chief of Death Investigations for three years.  He last served in Iraq before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. 

    Jim Fannin

    Jim transferred to this office from the Butler Township Police Department after twelve years of service.  He also worked seven years with the Englewood Police Department and thirteen years with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.    

    Jim Glaser

    Jim is a retired Sergeant from the Montgomery County Sherriff's Office with 26 years of service.  Assignments included several years as a violent crimes and narcotics detective.  Currently Jim is also assigned to the Montgomery county DNA Cold Case task force. 

     

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