Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers has been elected District President of The Mississippi Coroners Medical Examiners Association at the Associations Winter Conference in Jackson. Shivers has also been appointed The Legislative Committee Chairman by the outgoing President Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Coroner of Hinds County.
The Mississippi Coroners Medical Examiners Association a not for profit organization, established to support and promote the professionalism of Coroners, Deputy Coroners, and Medical Examiners here in the Magnolia State. We do this through education and training seminars, and the provision of resources to assist in medicolegal death investigations. Additionally, the MSCMEA develops strategies to help prevent the loss of life, and provides support to each Coroner when requested, to aid in the timely resolution of death investigations.
Our mission is accomplished with the support and assistance of a number of associate members. These organizations, comprised of both federal and state agencies, businesses, and private citizens, have all joined with the MSCMEA to provide additional resources necessary to complete what can be a very difficult, but vital task for the citizens of the counties we serve.
Shivers has served as Coroner Chief Medical Examiner/ Investigator in Yazoo County since 1991 and is The Central Team Leader of The Mississippi Mortuary Response Team. There are 3 teams in the state that respond to natural and manmade disasters to assist Coroners in multiple death situations. The responsibilities of District President are to schedule monthly training classes including speakers and locations. The District President is also a member of the Executive Committee.
As the Legislative Chairman Shivers will keep members of the Association abreast of Legislative bills that may be before the State Legislature that effect Mississippi Coroners.