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Posted on: July 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] York County Chief Deputy Coroner Receives Prestigious Award


Christina Westover, Chief Deputy Coroner of York County, received the Deputy Coroner of the Year Award at the South Carolina Coroners Association Annual Conference. Westover was chosen by her peers for this award.

Westover began her career in the York County Coroner’s Office as an intern in 2010. In 2011, she was hired and quickly became an integral part of the Coroner’s Office.

“Christina is an invaluable employee,” said Sabrina Gast, York County Coroner. “I’m honored to work with her.”

Westover is also the coordinator of the York County Coroner’s CARE (Connecting, Advocating and Responding with Empathy) team. This team is made up of volunteers from York County that are specially trained to respond with the coroners to assist families when they receive the tragic news of a loved one’s death. Lastly, Westover serves on several community boards.

The main task of the York County Coroner's Office is to determine both the medical and legal causes for deaths in York County with priority focused on sudden, suspicious deaths; as well as, deaths that occur for no apparent reason. For more information about the Coroner’s Office and the CARE team, please visit

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