Lincoln County, Mo. - Daniel Heavin was sworn in as the Lincoln County Coroner on Sept. 16 and at the swearing-in were his wife, mother-in-law and colleague, Stephanie Wahoski, the Chief Deputy Coroner.
Crystal Hall, the Lincoln County Clerk, swore him in as the coroner for Lincoln County in the Old Courthouse on Main St.
As he accepts the new, appointed role, Daniel Heavin is looking to bring a more proactive and efficient approach to the office.
“The main thing is to make sure the office provides the best service possible to its citizens in a timely and efficient manner.”
When asked if there is anything he plans on doing differently from his predecessor, Heavin stated that implementing an electronic reporting system to track types and causes of death will be a priority. The new coroner also seeks to be more proactive in the community.
Heavin was appointed by Governor Parson and has an extensive resume. He served as the Fire Crew Chief and Assistant Chief of Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and is certified as a fire service officer, investigator and inspector in the state of Missouri and worked as a paramedic for the Lincoln County Ambulance District.
After the remainder of this term is served, Daniel Heavin does plan on running for election.
“I’m in this office until 2024. Then I’m seeking election,” Heavin stated.