Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

The mission of the Benton County Coroner’s Office is to serve and protect the interests of the community. This is achieved by determining the cause, manner, and mechanism of sudden or unexplained deaths, and by identifying deceased persons and notifying their next of kin, regardless of where they may live in the world, while ensuring the deceased and their property are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. We accomplish our mission with medicolegal-trained investigators, forensically trained pathologists and other scientific methods of inquiry. We serve as an independent finder of fact in our search for the truth. The Coroner’s investigation and conclusions strive to provide a balance to the scales of justice and seek resolution to medical mysteries.


Vision Statement

The Benton County Coroner’s Office is committed to providing quality service in the investigation and certification of deaths falling under the jurisdiction of the Office. The Office will constantly strive to adopt new scientific methods that will increase the quality of our work, decrease costs and decrease the time necessary to accomplish our tasks. We will maintain excellent relations with the public and members of the Criminal Justice and Medical Systems.


    Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
    Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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