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Exley to seek re-election as county coroner
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David H. Exley will be seeking re-election as coroner of Effingham County.

Exley has served as coroner since March 2007, after being appointed to fill an unexpired term, and was elected in 2008 for a full term. Prior to being appointed coroner, he served as a deputy coroner from June 1985 to March 2007. He has received training from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and has to attend refresher training each year to maintain certification.

The coroner investigates deaths to determine the cause and manner of death. These cases occur in the county or as a result of actions that occur in the county and death occurs elsewhere, when the death is unexpected, suspicious, a result of violence, or when unattended by a physician. The coroner is also mandated to serve on the local Child Fatality Review Committee which investigates all child deaths under 18 years old.

The coroners’ office interacts with citizens at their worst times, at the loss of a loved one. Effingham Coroner’s Office has tried to work with families and friends during their loss and treat all with dignity and respect, Exley said.

Effingham Coroner’s Office works with the local police departments, sheriff’s office, State Patrol, GBI, district attorney’s office, state fire marshal and area funeral homes.

Exley intends to qualify as a Republican candidate this May.