Rock County Coroner plans new career
Rock County Coroner Jenifer Keach plans to go into nursing. Here's a news release submitted to the media.
On November 4, 2013, I tendered my notice of resignation from the office of Coroner of Rock County to Sheriff Robert Spoden. My last day in office will be November 16, 2013. I have accepted a wonderful opportunity to continue my career in nursing and look forward to this new challenge.
When I accepted the appointment from Governor Doyle on June 10, 2005, I was determined to bring integrity, professionalism, and respect back to the Coroner’s Office. I implemented policies that establish service standards and provide accountability to the public. I secured appropriate forensic resources to ensure the office met national standards for death investigation. We have well-qualified, professional deputy coroners who receive continuous education and training. Several have achieved national certification. New programs such as the Child Death Review team and Suicide Awareness and Prevention have helped promote the health and safety of our citizens. These efforts to provide quality, professional services were recognized when our office became the first in Wisconsin to earn national accreditation from the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. My final goal for the Coroner’s Office was met on November 1, 2013 when we officially opened our own morgue cooler. I am proud to be able to leave the Rock County Coroner’s Office much improved from 2005, and I feel confident it will continue to provide excellent services to our citizens in the future.
Serving as your Coroner for the past 8.5 years has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. I am truly honored to have had this opportunity to touch so many lives and to work with so many outstanding professionals. Thank you for your trust and support.