Edmond city and chamber officials got good news from the State Capitol this week when a Senate subcommittee passed Senate Bill 1337 that would move the state Medical Examiner’s office from its current location near the OU Health Science Center to Edmond.
University of Central Oklahoma leaders had smiles on their faces too. The bill calls to move the medical examiner’s office on campus with the Forensic Science Institute and across the street from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Center.
Edmond officials want to make this city the hub for the forensic science community.
City council members and the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce have put this project on top of their 2010 Legislative agencies.
Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Oklahoma City, filed the bill in hopes that a change in location would help improve the troubled office.
But trouble keeps happening. This week Dr. Collie M. Trant, the state’s new chief medical examiner, was put on paid administrative leave.
Guess time will tell what happens first. Will it be the Legislators making a decision on the move to Edmond or will all the problems surrounding the medical examiner’s office go away?