by WHITLEY CLIFTON
On Friday, November 13, The Honorable Probate Judge Don Wilkes conducted the swearing in of office for Emanuel County Deputy Coroner Kati Denison. The inaugural ceremony made history for Emanuel County, as Denison is the first female to serve the capacity of deputy coroner since the county being founded in 1812.
A resident of Twin City, Denison is employed as full time paramedic with Emanuel Medical Services, where she has served the citizens of Emanuel County for the past seven years.
Denison will be taking on her new role as deputy coroner under the leadership of W. Jeffrey Peebles, Emanuel County coroner of 36 years who’s currently continuing another four-year term in office.
“I’ve enjoyed serving Emanuel County and its citizens during my time in office. It’s been a pleasure to be able to do so. Having the opportunity to bring in a deputy coroner to serve the county will be an asset to the office. Denison has worked with Emanuel Medical Services for approximately seven years now and holds previous work experience with 911 services. I feel confident that she will bring a lot of good aspects to office. I look forward to having her work in the office, and for the two of us to continue to serve Emanuel County.” Peebles commented.
Denison will begin training to serve the capacity of deputy coroner next week. She will graduate from the program December 4 and begin duties in office at that time.