Governor Parson Makes Three Appointments to Coroner Standards and Training Commission, Fills Three County Office Vacancies

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced three appointments to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission and filled three county office vacancies. 

Sidney Conklin, of Huntsville, was appointed to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission

Mr. Conklin was elected Coroner of Randolph County in 2020. Immediately prior to his election as Coroner, he served as the Chief Investigator for the Missouri Board of Healing Arts. Mr. Conklin also has 32 years of experience with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the majority being with the Division of Drug and Crime Control. He is a certified instructor by the Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission with a background in criminal and narcotics investigation. Mr. Conklin was a member of the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1979. He attended Truman State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.

Brendon Fox, of Rolla, was appointed to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission

Mr. Fox was elected to serve as the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney and has served in that capacity since 2015. He first joined the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in 2011. Prior to working in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, he was a civil and criminal defense attorney with Beger & Bushie, LLC. Mr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Arts in both sociology and art history from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. 

William Harlow, of Marshall, was appointed to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission

Mr. Harlow has been the General Manager for Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. since 1995 and has served as the Coroner of Saline County since 2005. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Missouri Coroners and Medical Examiners Association since 2015 as well as the legislative liaison for the Association. Mr. Harlow earned an Associate in Applied Science in mortuary science from Kansas City Kansas Community College. 

Daniel Heavin, of Troy, was appointed as the Lincoln County Coroner

Mr. Heavin is a paramedic for the Lincoln County Ambulance District and is also a firefighter and paramedic for Boeing Fire Department. Previously, he served as a Death Investigator for the St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office. Mr. Heavin is certified by the state of Missouri as a fire service officer, investigator, inspector, and instructor. He has served as a Fire Crew Chief and Assistant Chief of Operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Heavin has instructed personnel on general fire service curriculum, hazardous materials, and emergency medicine. He is a certified medicolegal death investigator. 

Colton Marti, of Curryville, was appointed as the Pike County Coroner

Mr. Marti is currently serving as the Interim Pike County Coroner. He has more than 10 years of experience serving in law enforcement and has worked for both the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Bowling Green Police Department. Mr. Marti is the Fire Chief for the Curryville Fire Protection District and is a veteran of the Missouri Air National Guard. He received an Associate of Science in law enforcement from Mineral Area College and attended Southeast Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. 

Randy Nace, of Webb City, was appointed as the Jasper County Coroner

Mr. Nace currently serves as the Chief Deputy and Interim Coroner for Jasper County as well as the Office Manger for Simpson Funeral Home, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he was the Manager of Joplin Mortuary Service. Mr. Nace holds an Associate of Applied Science in mortuary service.