Meet the new Medical ExaminerThe Pierce County Board of Supervisors appointed John Worsing as the medical examiner at its Dec. 19 meeting.
By: Debbie Griffin , Pierce County Herald
The Pierce County Board of Supervisors appointed John Worsing as the medical examiner at its Dec. 19 meeting. He succeeds Sue Dzubay, serving as deputy medical examiner for two years and for chief deputy medical examiner for two years.
Worsing said the Pierce County Board asked him what two qualities he thinks are important for a medical examiner to have. He smiled at the thought of having to pick just two.
“Compassion is key to the job,” he said.
Other essentials include being honest and observant, determining “cause and manner” of death, and acting as an advocate for the dead.
He nods in agreement it is important for all medical examiners to use consistent standards for performing the work.
Asked what motivated him to take the ME job, Worsing said he decided to do it as a way to “give back” to his community. He’s gotten to know most of the county’s officers and procedures, developing good relationships and efficient professional dynamics.
For more please read the Jan. 16 print version of the Herald.