Starke County Commissioners Exploring Vehicle Options for Coroner

Starke County CommissionersStarke County Coroner Adam Gray will either have the old sheriff’s department prisoner transport van or former Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen’s Dodge Durango for use as a body transport vehicle. He broached the subject to the Starke County Commissioners last week. President Kent Danford is checking into whether the van is road-worthy before a decision is made.

If it’s not, recently-elected Commissioner Don Binkley suggested the coroner could use the SUV. It was to be assigned to the county’s new K-9 officer. Sheriff Bill Dulin told the commissioners he doesn’t have a problem allocating it for use by the coroner as long as it can be repainted in order to avoid confusion with the other two-tone patrol vehicles used by the sheriff’s department. No decision was reached. Until a permanent arrangement is made, Gray has access to a Starke County EMS vehicle on an as-needed basis.