Karla Knight

Coroner | Lancaster County

Karla Knight

Coroner | Lancaster County
kknight@lancastercountysc.net

Biography

Karla began her career at the Coroner’s Office as a part-time Deputy Coroner before becoming Lancaster County’s first Chief Deputy Coroner in 2007. Karla’s work at the Coroner’s Office has been instrumental in various ways including her involvement from working with county to take the Coroner’s Office from a one-room operation to now being completely self-sufficient with a new building, offices, vehicles, teams of dedicated individuals to perform multiple tasks and a new morgue complete with some of the latest technology. In 2011, Karla was the recipient of the Life Point Dove Award for her dedication and going above and beyond as an advocate for organ, tissue, and eye donation. In 2013, Karla became the first and only certified Diplomat of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation in Lancaster County. She also donated nearly two years of her time volunteering in the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Scared Straight program entitled “Crossroads.”

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