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Former Autopsy Technician & Medicolegal Death Investigator. Owner Operator - Need to Bead

 

“I don’t know Dotti’s opponent, personally. But I know a few things about her. I know she’s never conducted a death investigation. I know she’s not a nationally certified death investigator. I know she doesn’t have a law enforcement background. I know that as far as she touts her medical background, every forensic technician at ACCO could run circles around her background as a lab tech at St. Al’s. I know she’s never had to knock on a strangers door in the middle of the night and tell them a loved one is dead. I know that being a real estate agent doesn’t give you the experience you need to be the Coroner of Idaho’s most populated County.”

– Sabra Haney

 

Full Endorsement

We all know it’s election season. We have a couple of pretty important elections happening this year. Of course, the one near & dear to my heart is the re-election of Dotti Owens as the Ada County Coroner. Dotti is running on the stance that ‘experience matters’ & when it comes to her job she is absolutely right. I worked with Dotti for 6 years…like in the trenches with stinky decomps & maggots style trenches. She’s done the dirty work. She’s done the educational work. She’s done the paperwork. She’s done the legislative work. She’s done the budget work. One thing that isn’t ‘work’ to Dotti is her care & compassion not just for the people of Ada County, but for the families in all of Idaho since her office services 33 counties in our State.

 

When I first started at ACCO and was training as a Deputy Coroner I was sent out on scenes with a few different investigators. The first day I went out with Dotti she did something I never saw any of the other people I’d gone with do as we approached a son who had just found his elderly mother deceased….she shook his hand. That simple act, that for 3 seconds before she needed to get to work, she was just a woman offering comfort to another human who was in shock & grieving. That is the example I attempted to follow as an investigator & I’m proud to say that Dotti was a hard act to follow.

When Dotti became my boss our dynamic barely changed. She hit the ground running & on some level has improved every single aspect of the Coroner’s office. Safer vehicles for the deputies that are easier to load. New technology throughout the building, meaningless tasks farmed out to third parties. The expansion of staff so that there are people sharing a workload that used to be dumped on just one or two people….the administrative staff particularly. Dotti’s open door policy makes it easy for employees to go to her directly with new ideas. Dotti’s work with ACCO isn’t done yet. It is imperative for our County & State that she stay in office.

I don’t know Dotti’s opponent, personally. But I know a few things about her. I know she’s never conducted a death investigation. I know she’s not a nationally certified death investigator. I know she doesn’t have a law enforcement background. I know that as far as she touts her medical background, every forensic technician at ACCO could run circles around her background as a lab tech at St. Al’s. I know she’s never had to knock on a strangers door in the middle of the night and tell them a loved one is dead. I know that being a real estate agent doesn’t give you the experience you need to be the Coroner of Idaho’s most populated County.

Experience DOES matter!!!
Re-elect Dotti Owens!!!

Endorsements

Jeffrey A. Souza Endorses Dotti for Coroner

Jeffrey A. Souza Endorses Dotti for Coroner

In my 13+ years of serving in elected office, I can count the number of endorsements that I have given on one hand. - Jeff Souza, Garden City Councilmember "In my 13+ years of serving in elected office, I can count the number of endorsements that I have given on one...