10/31 County Medical Examiner Resigns

In a sudden and unexpected movement Bob Posont has resigned his position as the Washington County Medical Examiner. Posont had been in the position for less than two years. Posont, was hired from among 30 applicants to replace Kelly McAndrews, who resigned after seven years in the office to pursue a new career as an attorney. He was the county’s third medical examiner since the appointed medical examiner post was created in 2003, replaced what had been a part-time elected coroner job. WBKV News learned of this possible movement earlier this week  and several attempts to reach the Medical Examiner’s office went unreturned. According to the West Bend Daily News Susan Haag, Washington County Human Services Director, says that Posont left his office on October 24th and his departure was quite sudden. An official announcement concerning his resignation and possible reasons is expected to be made public by County Attorney Kimberly Nass. Prior to the Washington County position, Posont was chief deputy medical examiner in Dodge County and had previous experience as an emergency medical technician, firefighter, 911 dispatcher and correctional officer, a health, safety and training coordinator, and facilities management specialist. The county office continues to be manned by Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Craig Garbisch from Kewaskum and eight on-call deputy medical examiners. According to Haag, discussions on finding Posont’s replacement will begin next week by the County Board’s Public Safety Committee.
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