Kreuser names new medical examiner

County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the appointment of Patrice Hall as county medical examiner.

Hall, of Brookfield, is currently a deputy medical examiner in the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hall has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a certified death investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science and has a Post Bachelor Certificate in Forensic Investigation. She also is a licensed funeral director inMichigan and has previously worked as an autopsy assistant. In addition to her work in Waukesha County, Hall worked in the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office in Mount Clemens, Mich., and as an intern in the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office in Detroit, as well as at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

“Ms. Hall brings a wealth of experience, but what impresses me the most is her enthusiasm and her commitment to expanding her knowledge and experience,” Kreuser said. “The public will appreciate her professionalism and commitment to an ME’s office which responds to the needs of our clients as well as area funeral homes, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office and Court System.”

Hall said, “I’m looking forward to this new endeavor and serving the residents of Kenosha County.”

Hall’s appointment will go to the full County Board at the Aug. 23 meeting, where it will likely be referred to the Human Services Committee for review. She will begin as the interim Medical Examiner on Sept. 6.


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