Mission Statement

The mission of the Lake County Coroner's Office is to conduct honest and independent death investigations based on the facts and evidence, to protect and serve those who have gone before us, their families, and the general public.

Dr. Howard Cooper
Lake County Coroner

Read Dr. Howard Cooper's Biography

Jason Patt

A Message from Chief Jason Patt

Welcome to the website of the Lake County Coroner's Office. The men and women of the Coroner's Office are honored to serve the citizens of Lake County with honesty and integrity. 

The department is made up of nine sworn law enforcement officers, one forensic toxicologist, an administrative assistant, and an autopsy technician. These individuals assist with investigating approximately 6,000 deaths per year in Lake County. We are very proud of the way we handle all death investigations with care, compassion, and understanding. Read on