Lagro resident files for County Coroner

Suzie Lewis

By Emma Rausch

Lagro resident Suzie Lewis filed for the Republican nomination for the Wabash County Coroners position on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

For the past two years, Lewis has worked as Deputy Coroner with current Coroner Carol Whitesel and she told The Paper of Wabash County she’s ready now to step up and run for the position.

Lewis became interested in the Deputy Coroner’s position after working as an EMT with the volunteer Lagro, Urbana and Noblesville fire departments for several years. She has served the community as a volunteer EMT for 17 years.

“It was something that I thought was very interesting and I talked to Carol one day and we decided it was something we’d like to work together at,” Lewis said. “So I went down to Indianapolis and took the Deputy Coroner classes and worked under (Whitesel) since.”

Although there is nothing she could change about the position, she said she is very excited about the opportunity to run.

“It’ll be a new chapter in my life,” Lewis said. “It’s very challenging. You have to be a very compassionate person to be able to do something like this, which I am.

“I’m ready to step up and take over the Coroner’s position and do the best that I can do.”

Posted on 2016 Jan 26