Investigations Division - County Coroner


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On January 1, 1998, the Pennington County Sheriff was appointed by the County Commission as the Pennington County Coroner. The Sheriff's Office currently has 38 sworn Deputy Coroners.

Coroner responsibilities include investigating deaths that occur as a result of an accident, homicide, suicide or natural death that occurs outside the care of a medical provider. The Sheriff's Office investigated 355 death cases in 2019.

For more information on County Coroners and laws pertaining to Coroner duties, visit South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigations.