Pennsylvania County To Arm Coroner’s Deputies, Plans Training

posted on August 18, 2016

Deputy coroners in Pennsylvania’s Washington County will soon be carrying handguns when sent to the scenes of fatalities, as authorities fear that many of those situations could lead to further violence and mayhem, the Uniontown Herald-Standard reports.

Coroner Timothy Warco, who has carried a firearm for decades, noted that he and his deputies were sent to 73 drug-overdose deaths last year, many of which involved heroin, where individuals “are concerned not so much about the deceased, but about where the drugs are hidden.” In addition, he said, they had also been dispatched to homicides where “crowds of rowdy, intoxicated people” present a threat to officials. 

So, at Warco’s request, county commissioners have approved firearm training for both of his deputies. Meanwhile, coroners’ deputies in neighboring Westmoreland County—who had reported feeling endangered on the job, particularly when making death notifications—have been armed while on duty for nearly three years.

Latest

Jacobfrey
Jacobfrey

This Mayor Says It’s Easier to Buy Guns Than Apples

Whether through willful ignorance or outright dishonesty, anti-Second Amendment politicians get the facts wrong all the time. Some lies, however, are so obviously false they are just embarrassing.

The Armed Citizen® October 7, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Meet America’s No. 1 Lawful-Carry Hero

Americans are tired of being told there is no such thing as a "good guy with a gun." What took place in Indiana proves the opposite.

For Beto O’Rourke, Confiscation Is “Perfect”

In his quest to head the Lone Star State, Beto O’Rourke was forced to roll back some of his confiscatory ambitions—sort of.

Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year: Deputy Tyler Thoman

Deputy Tyler Thoman of the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department has been selected as the 2021 NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for exhibiting outstanding bravery and courage while facing an armed and violent suspect during a traffic stop.

Reminder: Vote For Gun-Friendly Candidates

Our right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment, is being challenged by those who know little or nothing about firearms or, worse, simply want to trample on the Constitution and everything that it stands for.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.