Warren McLeod has been the Lewis County Coroner since January 1, 2011. The Coroner was a half-time elected position during his first four year term and Warren was also a tenured professor of Criminal Justice/Forensics at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) in Olympia. In January 2015 the County Commissioners made the position of Coroner full time and Warren continues to teach online courses at SPSCC as well as at Centralia College while serving as the full time Coroner.
Warren worked ambulance as an EMT for sixteen years in Boston, MA where he was born and raised. In 1995 he moved to Las Vegas and worked for three years in casinos as an EMT. In 1998 he began working as an Coroner Investigator with the Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office in Las Vegas where he conducted over 5, 000 death investigations during his 10+ years there.
Warren has been a resident of Lewis County since December of 2008 and owns hs home on 5 acres of pasture land in Winlock.
Warren earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from College of Southern Nevada, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Nevada at Las Vegas, a Masters Degree in Justice Administration from Norwich University and a Master's Degree in Political Science from American Military University.
Warren is a nationally registered death investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME)
Washington Association of Coroner's & Medical Examiners (WACME)
Washington Homicide Investigators Association (WHIA)
Through his memberships in these associations Warren has attended hundreds of hours of training covering investigation in all types of deaths.
Warren is committed to developing trust and partnerships with the community to proactively work to reduce preventable deaths.
LEWIS COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE
The Lewis County Coroner’s Office determines the cause and manner of reported deaths by conducting professional medicolegal death investigations while ensuring that everyone who has suffered a loss is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. The Lewis County Coroner’s Office is dedicated to improving the professional development of all staff through continued training while working collaboratively with the community to identify and proactively respond to issues and concerns related to death investigations.
LEWIS COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE
1. The LCCO is accessible and accountable to the public, media and other elected officials.
2. The LCCO continually strives to increase the proficiency and professionalism of all staff members through training.
3. The LCCO endeavors to develop and strengthen partnerships with the public safety community.
4. The LCCO works with community partners to adopt a proactive approach to reducing preventable deaths.