Another Armstrong County resident announced his candidacy yesterday for County Coroner.
Brian Myers, 34, has served as deputy coroner for the Armstrong County Coroner’s office. He has worked within the office since 2002 – first as a transport officer and then as a death investigator in 2005.
Myers, a licensed funeral director, and member of the Pennsylvania State Coroner’s Association, has successfully completed and passed the PSCA Certification course administered by the PA State Attorney General’s Office.
He continues his annual state certification requirements through state mandated continuing education courses and is currently pursuing his National Certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).
A lifelong Armstrong County resident, Myers grew up in West Kittanning and spent many summers working at his grandparents’ farm in Gilpin Township. He is a 1996 graduate of Kittanning High school and a 2000 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Safety Science.
In 2001, Myers enrolled in the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in 2002 with Honors.
Myers has been a Funeral Director at Carson/Boyer Funeral Home and Monuments in Rural Valley for the past 10 years and thought his education and work experience support his election bid.
“Through my education and work experience, I feel that I can serve the people of Armstrong County in a dignified and respectful manner. As a Funeral Director and Deputy Coroner, I have the experience assisting families facing during the most difficult time in their lives; the loss of a loved one,” Myers said in a news release.
Myers also believes that the Coroner’s office is a valuable resource to the community providing educational drug awareness and DUI programs to the county.
He will be seeking the Republican Party nomination in the upcoming May Primary.
Myers currently lives in Rural Valley with his wife Karli and two children, Carter and Dylan. Supporters have already responded to his Facebook page, aptly named Brian Myers for Armstrong Co Coroner.