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Sayers to Seek 6th Term as Coroner

by on February 11, 2019 7:14 PM

Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers announced he will run for a sixth term in this year's election.

Sayers, who has served as coroner since 1998, will again seek the Democratic nomination in the May 21 primary. He said he would continue to serve cooperatively with law enforcement, EMS, fire companies and other agencies. 

From 2015 to 2018, the coroner's office has investigated more than 2,800 deaths.

Sayers was first elected in 1997 to fill the unexpired term of Kerry Benninghoff, who was elected state representative in 1996. He was elected to his first full term as coroner in 1999.

A Milesburg resident, Sayers is an active member of the Pennsylvania Coroners Association and serves as a regional vice president on its executive board. He continues to maintain educational requirements for Pennsylvania Coroners' Education Board and recently obtained recertification as diplomatic status with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, a national recognition certifying that he exceeds national standards in performing coroners' duties.

He is an active member of the Centre County Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative and the federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team.

A 1985 Bald Eagle Area High School graduate, Sayers attended Lock Haven University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1988. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1990

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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