Dan Burns retiring as Coroner
Grays Harbor County Coroner Dan Burns has announced his retirement.
Burns tells KXRO that his retirement will be effective June 1.
“I am proud to say that I have over 40 years of public service, including 25 years as a Washington State Patrol Trooper and over 15 years in the Coroner’s Office, with the last 5 years as the appointed Interim Coroner then as the elected Coroner.”
Coroner is an elected position, an up for election this year. Burns was elected in 2009, and following his retirement the position will be filled by an interim Coroner. Because the position is partisan, the Grays Harbor Democrats will provide 3 names to the Grays Harbor County Commissioners for their consideration to fill the role until Election Day.
Burns said that “now is the right time to retire” and the decision was made after he spoke with friends and family.