Wells, 010380 MSAGO, 19800103
|Case Date:||January 03, 1980|
I would like the ruling on being sworn in as Coroner. I have been the past Coroner and now I have won the Election for the next four years. I want to be sworn in before the seventh of January 1980. I had already planned a trip out of town. There are three other rulings that I need to know. 1. If the family was with the deceased, at the time of death, does the Coroner have to have a jury? 2. At the Nursing Homes, when under a doctor's care, when there is a nurse on duty, do I have to have a jury? 3. Can a Coroner that is also a Deputy summon the jury and then perform his duty as the Coroner? I would like your help on these matters.It is the opinion of this office, that you as a coroner may be sworn in prior to the first Monday of January next succeeding the election; however, your term of office will commence to run on the first Monday of January next succeeding the election as provided by Section 25-1-5 of the Mississippi Code, Annotated, 1972. As to your first and second question, the coroner must rely upon his own independent judgment as each case should and must be determined upon its own particular circumstances. However, this office, would respectfully draw your...
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