The goal of the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Coroner’s Office is to provide the citizens of Deer Lodge County with thorough, complete and professional medico-legal death investigations. Through collaborative efforts that value recognized best practices, advances in technology and training, our efforts will serve those who can no longer serve themselves while ensuring the decedent and their survivors are treated with the highest levels of dignity and respect.

Mission Statement

The guiding missions of the Coroner’s Office are:

  • Accurately determine the manner and the cause of death of individuals that die within the statutory jurisdiction of the office; through a fair, ethical, and competent medico-legal death investigation; performed by qualified and trained individuals, in accordance with the accepted medico-legal death investigation professional standards; ensuring the integrity of the investigation
  • Assist the bereaved in the loss of a loved one
  • Earn and hold the trust and respect of the citizens that we are privileged and honored to serve