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Hamilton County Coroner

Salary: $130,661Term: 4 yearsResponsibilities: To determine the cause of death of persons dying in a violent or suspicious manner and to issue death certificates.

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    Lakshmi Kode Sammarco
    (Dem)

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Occupation Coroner and Board Certified neuroradiologist
Education University of Cincinnati college of medicine Case western reserve - metro health: radiology UCLA medical center- Neuroradiology
Experience Hamilton County Coroner since 2012
Political Philosophy Integrity, excellence, innovation
Endorsements FOP, hamilton County Democratic Party, AFLCIO, cincinnati fire
We are all a team. Our office discovers where health care fails and shares the information. We track diseases and deaths. We keep statistics and work with boards of health. We teach the public how to stay safe.
Personal safety and safety of our personnel is tantamount. We take extra precautions and we wear masks and gloves.
The coroner works with law enforcement in investigating suspicious deaths. We process the evidence in all criminal cases. We work in many task forces to keep people in our communities safe.