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   Robert M. Baker Jr.

141 North Main St.

Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-436-2111

Fax: 803-436-2495

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday

8:30 - 5:00




The Coroner's Office is responsible for:

Suspicious and violent deaths:

The Coroner's Office is responsible for investigating all suspicious and violent deaths, as well as all deaths that occur outside of a hospital or nursing home and deaths that occur less than 24 hours after patients are admitted to the hospital.

ER Deaths:

All Emergency Room deaths are investigated by the Coroner.


The Coroner's Office conducts inquests; sets up autopsies; handles news releases; makes decisions to determine if the manner of death results from homicidal, accidental, suicidal, natural, or undetermined cause.

Child Deaths:

Handles all child deaths along with the S.C. Child Fatality Group.


The Coroner is available to the public for help pertaining to a loved one.

Coroner services are available 24 hours a day by phone, or in the office during normal business hours.

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