Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office

Our Mission

  • To provide exemplary, timely service in a compassionate way to the families of our community while operating at a high level of professional standards beyond the requirements to achieve and maintain accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners. The MEO will collaborate closely with our key interested parties, including law enforcement agencies, funeral homes, hospitals and hospice agencies in an impartial manner. 
  • To conduct quality, thorough independent investigations of individuals who pass away in our jurisdiction with follow-up communication with families. Using advanced forensic pathology and toxicology services as well as credible and unbiased medical opinions will ensure accuracy of our reports.
  • To be a resource of information, as a leader in our field, for the public and our interested parties on best practices. As an integral part of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, the MEO will assist in the collection of data on reportable disease trends and work to reduce preventable deaths while working with multiple partners throughout the region and state.