POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:54pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:16pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — The East Baton Rouge Coroner, Dr. Shannon Cooper, submitted required applications to be on the ballot for re-election on October 22, 2011.
Dr. Cooper was first elected in 2003, and was unopposed in the 2007. Dr. Cooper is a pathologist with over 40 years of medical experience. He is also an attorney and formerly a Lt. Commander of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Dr. Cooper is married, a father and grandfather, and a Baton Rouge resident.
As Coroner, Cooper has guided the office through several major disasters and has also made a host of changes in the office during his two terms, including implementing electronic records for all medical data, and doubling self-generated revenues.
The full responsibilities of the Coroner’s Office are very interesting but largely misunderstood by the public. For more information on the vital services of the office, and on the exciting changes made recently, please contact Dr. Cooper.