BoCC appoints county coroner

By Hank Lohmeyer

BoCC appoints county coroner | Commissioners, coroner,

Photo by Pat Sunderland Judge Sandra Miller administers the oath of office to Lance Boren, newly appointed county coroner.

The county commissioners on Monday appointed Lance B. Boren as county coroner. He accepted his oath of office from Judge Sandra Miller later that day.

Boren steps in to serve the final two-plus years of former coroner Kevin Lucy's term in office. Lucy resigned as coroner effective Sept. 2.

Coroner office duties have been filled on an interim basis by former coroner Chalmer Swain, for which the commissioners extended their thanks.

Last week commissioners conducted interviews with all three individuals who had submitted letters of interest in the position.

Boren, since January 2011, has served as Delta County's deputy coroner. He has been a funeral director at Taylor Funeral Services since November 2009. Boren's career in the funeral industry began in 1999.

He was recommended for the post by outgoing coroner Lucy.