Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Kelly Jo Walters, of Troy, as the new coroner for Lincoln County. The position became available upon the resignation of the former coroner, Lisa Sitler.
Walters, a Democrat, has more than 20 years experience as a paramedic and emergency medical technician in Lincoln County. She also served as the deputy coroner for the county from January 2012 to January 2013, and serves as a medical investigator for the Missouri Disaster Response Team.
Walters obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis on crime scene investigation from Kaplan University.
“Kelly Walters has a tremendous amount of experience in the medical field, including serving as the deputy coroner,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am confident she will ably serve as the new coroner for the people of Lincoln County.”