(WTVM) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris, a lifelong resident of Lee County, has filed qualifying papers and will seek his 6th consecutive term to serve the citizens of Lee County as Coroner.
Harris has over 30 years' experience serving in the Lee County Coroner's Office with 19 of those as Coroner. The Lee County Coroner's Office investigates over 500 cases per year and has a staff of three- the Coroner and two deputy coroners.
Harris has over 1000 hours of continuing education in the medical and death investigation fields and was the first coroner in the state to become certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
Harris currently serves as president of the Alabama Coroners Association and has served as president 15 of the last 17 years. He also serves as Chairman of the Alabama Coroners Training Commission, which regulates and approves all training of all coroners and deputy coroners in the state of Alabama.
Harris is a board member of the Alabama Organ Center Advisory Board, State Fatality Management Group, Lee County Child Death Review Team, and Alabama Violent Death Reporting System board.
Harris retired as an EMS Supervisor from East Alabama Medical Center Emergency Medical services in 2016 with over 24 years of service as an Alabama licensed paramedic.