The Mission of the Thurston County Coroner


Gary Warnock
Thurston County Coroner

The difficult and complicated work of medicolegal death investigation is done with the intention of providing thoughtful and caring attention to the circumstances, time and causes of death to those who die within the jurisdiction of the Thurston County Coronerís Office.

Representatives of the Coronerís Office offer compassionate support to individuals and family members at the scene and/or upon notification of a death, and provide complete and comprehensive investigative documentation to ascertain an accurate determination of cause and manner of death.

At all hours of the day or night, under rigorous weather conditions, and in the face of complicated emotions, the Thurston County Coronerís Office brings empathy and understanding to the challenges of medicolegal death investigation for the citizens of Thurston County and the community at large.