Wyant Andrew 

   Duties of the County Coroner

Cedar County Coroner

Dr. Andrew R. Wyant, Coroner

     Trussell new                 Danny Green

Joe Trussell, Deputy Coroner     Danny Leo Green, Deputy Coroner

What are the Duties of the County Coroner?

Deaths pertaining to:

  • Homicide
  • Suicide
  • Accidental
  • Criminal Abortions (including those self-induced)
  • Unforeseen Sudden Occurrence (not seen by physician 36 hours preceding death)
  • Custody Deaths (while in custody of law enforcement)
  • Penal Deaths (lethal injection / legal execution)
  • Child Deaths (under age of 18)
  • Unusual or Suspicious Manner Deaths
  • Occur in Non-licensed Health Care Facilities (hospice type)
  • Occur in Licensed Health Care Facilities (nursing home/residential care)


Other Duties:

  • To be Conservator of Peace (throughout his or her county)
  • To Execute Process When Sheriff Disqualified (when sheriff is a party/involved)
  • To Perform Duties of Sheriff When Office is Vacant (by death or otherwise)
  • To Hold Coroner's Inquest/Coroner's Jury
  • To Issue Warrant to Summon Coroner's Jury (coroner inquest)
  • Coroner to Administer Oath to Jurors
  • Coroner to Issue Subpoenas (witnesses)
  • Order Postmortem Examination (autopsy)
  • Certify Cause and Manner of Death (death certificate)
  • Order Blood Sample Test for Alcohol & Drug Content (all motor vehicle fatalities)
  • Report Toxicology results in writing to Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Procure Organ Donations (procurement of cadaver organ and tissue donation)
  • Prepare a Budget for Income and Expenditures



List courtesy of the https://mcmea.org/coroner-duties/ 



Dr. Andrew R. Wyant, Coroner

Joe Trussell, Deputy Coroner

Danny Leo Green, Deputy Coroner

113 South Street
Stockton, MO 65785

Phone: 417.955.4378
Fax: 417.955.4861
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