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Boone County Coroner

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    Larry A. Brinneman
    (Dem)

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    Missy Rittinger
    (Rep)

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Campaign Phone (859) 663-5036
Age 65
Education/Degrees Associates Degree in Mortuary Science Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
Endorsements Lon Roberts Retired Deputy Boone County Coroner
Boone County is the fourth most populated county in Kentucky, yet it does not have a central location for the Coroner's office or any refrigerated storage facility or transportation capabilities without hiring it to an outside county agency. I intend to bring better communication from the Coroner's office to the families it serves and keep them informed about where their loved one is being taken, as well as the process involved to help reduce their anxiety and frustration in an already difficult time. My goals are to save the taxpayers of Boone County money by streamlining the Coroner's office, reducing hold time for bodies and keeping accurate and enhanced logs for the purpose of identification and personal effects. It is my desire to keep Boone County residents in Boone County!
I am the only candidate who can provide a central Boone County facility for the Coroner's office, refrigerated storage, transportation, toxicology and indigent care. Having served in the funeral profession for 27 years, I have the ability to offer guidance, support and comfort to grieving families. Having an extensive knowledge of post-mortem procedures and protocol, my experience speaks for itself having performed over 2000 embalmings and 2300 removals from the place of death. As an embalmer, I have the ability, desire and willingness to prepare a body for families to offer dignified identification and closure opportunities. Please get to know me better and view my other qualifications by visiting my Facebook page Larry Brinneman for Boone County Coroner.
Campaign Phone (859) 384-4011
Age 56
City/town Union, Kentucky
Education/Degrees Registered Nurse RN, Bachelor of Science BS in Healthcare Administration, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner SANE, Certified Forensic Nurse CFN, Certified Coroner, Certified Death Investigator through ABMDI American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Community Involvement Professional working relationships with law enforcement, emergency medical system, emergency management, and the fiscal court.
Endorsements Doug Stith, retired Boone County Coroner.
Campaign Message A New Vision A New Direction
I am often asked why or how you do this job, I have thought about it for a long time and I always go back to the same reason. It's because I can make a positive difference and help someone in their time of need. I have worked very hard to develop a skill set that allows me to apply my knowledge, experience, and compassion to every case at the coroner's office. This skill set also allows me to provide care to the loved ones left behind, which I believe is equally important. As a nurse I believe it is my job to help people in any way possible and through this position I can provide high quality clinical and technical care to those who have passed while at the same time attend to those left behind.
I have the knowledge, experience, and desire to do the job effectively. I have established strong professional working relationships with law enforcement, emergency medical system, and emergency management. I have advanced the technology of the office, have added medically and forensically trained personnel, established a new direction as a medically based practice, and have a clear vision for the future.
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