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Georgia coroners converge in Albany

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Ralph Wilson of the Georgia Coroners Training Council Ralph Wilson of the Georgia Coroners Training Council
Dougherty Co. Coroner Michael Fowler Dougherty Co. Coroner Michael Fowler
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Coroners from counties all over Georgia are in Albany this week to improve their skills in death investigations.

About 40 coroners attended the state required training class at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel Tuesday. The classes are for renewing certification and offering new information for determining cause of death in several different situations.

"We don't just go up and make a pronouncement, we have to really investigate these deaths and we do that by a number of means," said Ralph Wilson of the Georgia Coroners Training Council.

"It's important for them to be here, to gain their knowledge, because some of the things are changing, the laws are changing but the cause and manner of death are the same," said Dougherty Co. Coroner Michael Fowler.

There are several schools training throughout the state. Albany has been a location for years, and Fowler says they plan to return for years to come.

 

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