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Dr. David J. Keep Sworn in as the Acting Lake County Coroner

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 8, 2024– At the Commissioners meeting on March 7, 2024, Commission President John T. Plecnik swore in David J. Keep as the acting Lake County Coroner.

The Board of Commissioners appointed Dr. David J. Keep as the acting Lake County Coroner to perform the duties thereof until the time when the officer appointed by the Republican Central Committee qualifies and takes the office for the remainder of the Auditor’s current term ending January 5, 2025, or until his successor qualifies and takes office.

“Commissioners, thank you very much. It has been a real privilege and a challenge to serve as deputy coroner for a number of years now. I thank you for the opportunity to serve as acting coroner. Our office is a small group of very dedicated individuals who do the medical legal death investigation for the county. It is very specialized training and some of it is on the job training, but it’s very important for us to determine cause of death and manner of death. Our mission is to serve the most vulnerable people of Lake County; children, elderly, people who succumb to unexpected sudden deaths, often in violent circumstances. In the areas of public health and criminal justice, we want to do the best job for Lake County,” said acting coroner, Dr. David J. Keep. Please click here to read the entire press release.

From the left: Commission President John T. Plecnik, Acting Coroner Dr. David J. Keep