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Candidate Flenniken’s introduction and presentation to the Assembly
Summit County deserves a Coroner that will support families, be the voice & advocate for those who can no longer speak for themselves and that will tirelessly seek the truth. A Coroner that will treat each case with compassion, integrity, and who will always fight for the needs of your community and earn your respect.
Your candidate Amber has been part of the Summit County community since 1995, working in health and deathcare for almost two decades. Amber is committed to working tirelessly for her community.
Amber knows the value of community, compassion, & building strong ties with every organization involved In the deathcare process. That's why Amber’s exceptionally suited for this position.
PLEASE VOTE and encourage your friends and family to vote! Help Amber help you.
Amber has been working in healthcare for 15 years, in many capacities: Employed by Summit County Ambulance, High Country Healthcare, Centura’s on mountain Urgent Care Clinics, Summit County Coroner’s Office and currently works for St. Anthony Summit Hospital on the inpatient, critical care and pediatric unit as a Patient Care Tech, as well as a Security Officer.
Amber began working for the Summit County Coroner’s Office in 2017 after graduating from Death Investigation Academy. While at the Coroner’s Office continued death investigation education training with the National Criminal Justice, completing courses in ‘Forensic Pathology for Investigators and Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking’. Amber furthered her education completing the Colorado Coroner’s Association Certification and Registered American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator’s while maintaining continuing education hours for her medical career. In 2019 Amber was promoted to Chief Deputy Coroner and has worked on more than 300 cases in Summit County. Attending and assisting in numerous autopsies since becoming a Death Investigator. Advocate for Donor Alliance and a Designated Requestor.
Coroner and Death Investigator for 5 years in Summit County Volunteering at the FIRC Family Food Market Phlebotomy and Respiratory Volunteer at Summit County 9 News Health Fair Supporting Summit County Public Health by volunteering and administering Covid-19 Vaccines Volunteering for the Non For Profit Summit Huts Association
Hobbies: Rafting, SUP boarding, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing, yoga, Pilates, and walks with her dog Watson.
The Summit County Coroner’s Office plays an important role in the community and helps provide support to grieving families, friends, and next-of-kin in the event of a sudden, unattended, or unexpected death. Because of the daily role in responding to these often tragic occurrences, Amber is acutely aware of the sensitivity in working with individuals and families during this difficult time. To that end, Amber is committed to working in a compassionate, fair, and honest manner with anyone who comes in contact with her office for whatever length of time is needed. She strives to provide the best possible interaction with investigative staff while she serves your family as if they were her own.
I wish I was a resident so I could vote for Amber. Amber was amazing during my personal loss, she went above & beyond for me with empathy and compassion. I wish her nothing but the best and hope she wins!
Dave Ian Brown,
I know Amber and cannot think of a better candidate. I'm a registered independent but will change my affiliation to get her on the ballot. I have a bunch of friends and family in or around the coroner office and I know she is severely missed at the minute and will make an incredible County coroner.
I have personally witnessed Amber going above and beyond for bereaved family members; once driving all the way down to the airport in her free time to drop off personal effects, answering phone calls from family members in the middle of the night when not working, taking every case as seriously as if they had been a member of her family. I could not think of a better, more compassionate or harder working candidate for Coroner, Amber will be an asset to this County.
Amber's care of my family and my father's body after he died was a true gift to us all in the hardest moment of our lives. I do know Amber on a personal level, which means I know that the compassion, and professionalism she showed us is same level of care she gives to every family. I truly cannot think of anyone more dedicate or perfect for this role! This community will be truly lucky to have Amber as their Coroner.
I'm not usually one to post about "politics". It seems wild to me that a position like County Corner has to even involve politics. Let's be honest, the Grim Reaper could not possibly care less about politics. But, in order to become the County Corner, Amber Flenniken needs signatures from those affiliated with the Democratic Party. Amber Flenniken should absolutely be County Corner. I know her personally and think the world of her, so I'm bias. HOWEVER, I know that's she'll serve our community in the loving, professional, and profoundly compassionate way that she handled the previous cases involving my friends and of course my Dad.
What exactly is the role of Coroner:
Coroners are independent judicial officers who investigate deaths reported to them. They will make whatever inquiries are necessary to find out the cause of death, this includes post-mortem examination, obtaining witness statements and medical records, or holding an inquest.
Associated Responsibilities of the Coroner:
• Pronounce death and determine what time the death occurred. ...
• Scene Investigation. ...
• Take Custody of the Body. ...
• Make Positive Identification of the Deceased. ...
• Identification and Notification of Next of Kin. ...
• Discovery of Remains. ...
• Death Certificates. ...
Powers of the Coroner:
• conduct his or her own investigations into a death.
• take possession of a body.
• conduct an autopsy or an exhumation.
• subpoena medical experts to give evidence at an inquest, and.
• subpoena people who have material knowledge about the death.
The Summit County Coroner’s Office plays an important role in the community and provides support to grieving families, friends, and next-of-kin in the event of a sudden, unattended, or unexpected death.
Why is Coroner an elected position:
As an elected position the coroner is a nonpartisan part of local law enforcement. Both sheriff and Coroner are elected by the people and as such beholden to a higher ethical standard by their communities.
Amber Flenniken is running for Summit County Coroner and needs your vote!
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