Lawrence County Coroner Remembered By Colleague

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Lawrence County Coroner Micah Coffey has died.  He was 33 years old.

Coffey was found unresponsive at his lake house in Lawrence County on Tuesday morning.  He was taken by ambulance to a Decatur hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn is investigating the case, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Chunn says Coffey's cause of death is undetermined, and he has ordered a toxicology report.

Coffey went to Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.  The Lawrence County Deputy Coroner will take over the calls.  However, surrounding county coroners have agreed to help with cases if needed.

“It will be a loss to the Lawrence County community because Micah was one of the most good hearted people I ever had the pleasure of knowing,” said Colbert County Coroner, Carlton Utley.

Utley, worked closely with the late coroner.  The two were classmates throughout paramedic school and worked as ambulance partners for years.

“I think of him as a friend and as long as we worked together on the ambulance, it`s more like family,” said Utley.