The Medical Examiner is a physician qualified to perform
forensic investigations, authorized by Whatcom County, Washington,
to investigate sudden unexpected, violent, suspicious, or
unnatural deaths. The purpose of the Medical Examiner program
is to bring trained medical evaluation to the investigation
of deaths that are of concern to the public health, safety,
and welfare of the community.
The Whatcom County Medical Examiner's Office is an independent
agency operating under a professional services contract arrangement
with the Whatcom County Government. The office personnel
include Medical Examiners, who are medical doctors specializing
in the science of forensic pathology, medical investigators,
autopsy assistants, and administrative support staff.
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