Dauphin County Coroner's Office

Dauphin County Coroner's Office The main function of the Coroner's office is to determine the cause and manner of death when it falls under the Coroner's jurisdiction.
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Last Responder
01/25/2020

Last Responder

National Coroner and Medicolegal Death Investigator week is coming January 27-Feb 2nd, with January 29th being appreciation day!

#lastresponder

We authorize over 2,000 cremation here in Dauphin County a year
12/13/2019

We authorize over 2,000 cremation here in Dauphin County a year

We authorize about 800 cremations here in Lycoming County every year.

As the summer internship term comes to an end. We would like like to thank the 3 interns for a wonderful term.
08/07/2019

As the summer internship term comes to an end. We would like like to thank the 3 interns for a wonderful term.

American Heart Association
06/06/2019

American Heart Association

Know the difference and spread the word. Fast action can save a life. #CPRWeek #CPRSavesLives http://spr.ly/6182Em7Jp

05/17/2019
Lycoming County Coroner's Office

Lycoming County Coroner's Office

Again I spent many hours trying to locate the wife of a man tragically killed in a car crash. I went to her home and when she wasn't there I called and went to numerous places where she was believed to work. Many hours later I was able to find her to deliver this tragic news. Today more than ever it is a race with social media to deliver death notifications, which is clearly not the way anyone should find out about the loss of their loved one. Please keep emergency contact information with you at all times, you just never know when this information may be needed by EMS, Hospital Staff and the Coroner's Office.

02/20/2019

Everyone be safe on the roadways. If you don't have to be out driving please don't.

Make sure to move over and give first responders and tow truck drivers room to safely perform their duties.

10/24/2018

If you are a junior or senior in an undergraduate or graduate program for forensic science and you are looking for an internship the application is due by Nov. 15th for Term #1. The application and requirements for the internship can be found at our website.

What's that you say? You still didn't get your Dauphin County Coroner t-shirt or hoodie yet?  Better hurry stock is limi...
08/29/2018

What's that you say? You still didn't get your Dauphin County Coroner t-shirt or hoodie yet? Better hurry stock is limited and prices are dropping. Available at the office, cash only please.

Short Sleeve T-Shirts now only $10
Long Sleeve T-Shirts now only $12
Hoodies now only $15

Just in time for your back to school shopping, new swag from the Dauphin County Coroner's Office! Available at the offic...
08/29/2018

Just in time for your back to school shopping, new swag from the Dauphin County Coroner's Office! Available at the office, cash only please.

Travel mugs $10 Key chains $5

Coroner Hetrick teaching Blood Spatter Analysis at Lower Paxton Forensic Academy
06/19/2018

Coroner Hetrick teaching Blood Spatter Analysis at Lower Paxton Forensic Academy

Deputy Coroner Rich Wilson investigating a suspicious death in Harrisburg City.  The death was later found to be from an...
05/18/2018

Deputy Coroner Rich Wilson investigating a suspicious death in Harrisburg City. The death was later found to be from an opioid overdose. Special thanks to Squad 8 - Harrisburg Bureau of Fire for assistance with removal from a precarious location in the woods.

Why Pa. counties are suing OxyContin drug maker
05/03/2018
Why Pa. counties are suing OxyContin drug maker

Why Pa. counties are suing OxyContin drug maker

Opioid addiction killed over 5,200 Pennsylvanians in 2017, shattering families and leaving children without parents. It has also taken a heavy financial toll on county agencies -- and increasingly, th

12/30/2017

If you don't have to be out on the roads please don't they are not in great condition. If you have to be out please leave earlier and take your time.

Also don't forget to slow down and move to the adjacent lane for emergency crews. Lets keep all First Responders safe while they are out on the roads.

Coroner’s office to add staff for handling overdose deaths
11/22/2017
Coroner’s office to add staff for handling overdose deaths

Coroner’s office to add staff for handling overdose deaths

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Dauphin County’s preliminary budget for 2018 calls for adding one full-time and two part-time deputies in the coroner’s office to handle rising drug overd…

Safe Sleep
11/16/2017
Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep

Make sure everyone in your house knows how your baby should sleep, including caregivers and babysitters: Safe sleep for babies is everyone’s responsibility!

Dauphin County Safe Sleep Campaign was kicked off today. This campaign is spearheaded  by a committee formed from member...
11/16/2017
ABC27 News

Dauphin County Safe Sleep Campaign was kicked off today. This campaign is spearheaded by a committee formed from members of the Dauphin County Child Death Review Team

Since 2005, 31 infants have died from sleep-related causes in Dauphin County.

Deputy Rich Wilson investigates a fatal crash on Peters Mountain Rd. in Middle Paxton Twp.  Photos courtesy of Seth Lask...
10/18/2017

Deputy Rich Wilson investigates a fatal crash on Peters Mountain Rd. in Middle Paxton Twp. Photos courtesy of Seth Lasko Photography.

07/26/2017

We would like to keep the public up to date with the current Drug Fatality numbers. There were 90 Drug Fatalities in 2016 and 58 so far for 2017. We anticipate to surpass the amount of Drug Fatalities in 2016 this year.

Deputy Zach Smeltz took time to teach some students about being a deputy coroner at the Halifax Wildcat Educational Foun...
06/27/2017

Deputy Zach Smeltz took time to teach some students about being a deputy coroner at the Halifax Wildcat Educational Foundation Science Summer Camp.

U. S. First Responders Association
05/02/2017

U. S. First Responders Association

Dear Medics, Police, and Firefighters. Please share this with your colleagues. If you find drugs on a patient, be extremely careful when handling them. A "new" drug is in town called "carfentanil" which is so potent that it landed two first responders in the hospital from inhaling dust while closing a ziplock bag a patient had. Expect people who OD to take 10x more Narcan to start breathing again. The picture by NHPR compares the lethal amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. Read more and find some on-scene safety tips at http://www.usfra.org/group/drug-safety-for-first-responders/forum/topics/dea-warnings-about-carfentanil-fentanyl

Deputy Rich Wilson investigates a fatal crash on Peters Mountain Rd in Middle Paxton Twp.  Pictures courtesy of Seth Las...
02/22/2017

Deputy Rich Wilson investigates a fatal crash on Peters Mountain Rd in Middle Paxton Twp. Pictures courtesy of Seth Lasko.

Man convicted in shooting death of Harrisburg police chief’s nephew
02/09/2017
Man convicted in shooting death of Harrisburg police chief’s nephew

Man convicted in shooting death of Harrisburg police chief’s nephew

HARRISBURG, Pa. --A Harrisburg man has been convicted in the shooting death of 36-year-old John Thomas Carter. A Dauphin County jury deliberated over two days and found Glenn Walker III, 20, guilty of first degree homicide. Walker, who was 19 at the time of the shooting, was accused of killing Carte...

01/26/2017

Shirt Sale:
We have shirts and mugs for sale:
T - Shirts: S - 3Xl - $15.00
Long Sleeve: S - 2XL - $17.00
Sweatshirt: S - 2Xl - $20.00
Coffee Mugs: $7.00 (Just a few left)

There is a limited amount in each size and it is first some first serve.

How to purchase: Call the office M-F 8:30 - 4 @ 717-546-4567 or come into the office @ 1271 S. 28th Street Harrisburg.

Payment Options: CASH ONLY!!

If you have a questions please call the office we have not been getting notification that we have messages here on our page.

Address

1271 South 28th St.
Harrisburg, PA
17111

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(717) 564-4567

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