The Pulaski County Coroner could soon have an office more suitable to meeting with grieving family members. Coroner John Behny told the county council and commissioners last night he’s talking to the town about using office space in the town annex building across from Plymouth Tube. It’s currently occupied by the Winamac Police Department.
They’re moving into a building on Main Street adjacent to the Winamac Parkway that was recently purchased by the town. First though some modifications need to be made to the structure. Behny says it will be at least August before the police department is located.
Right now the coroner’s work space is in basement of the justice center. Behny and Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain say it’s not conducive to bringing family members in to identify bodies or make arrangements. Additionally there’s no place to store files and other records which are property of the office.
Behny and Frain both assured county officials they do not need new furniture for the space and will be able to move in for minimal cost.
Meanwhile Behny will be attending a training session in Indianapolis on Thursday, and Frain will undergo chief deputy coroner training on Saturday.