Functions and Responsibilities

We investigate any untimely or suspicious deaths where the original event originates in Colleton County. All patients that are transported to other medical facilities from Colleton County and die as a result of injuries or medical problems, are referred back to us.

We are a 24 hour agency, seven days a week. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your questions.


Sincerely yours,


Richard M Harvey
Coroner of Colleton County



Contact Information

609 Black Street

PO Box 2264
Walterboro, SC 29488
24 Hour number 888-296-6334 or 911 in Emergency
Office: 843-549-7852
FAX: 843-549-2040




Richard M. Harvey, Coroner,
Richard Carter, Deputy Coroner 

Deborah R. Carter, Deputy Coroner 

Wayne Walker, Deputy Coroner

Charles Walker, Deputy Coroner

Marion Whaley, Deputy Coroner

James Varnadue, Deputy Coroner

Chris Horsley, Deputy Coroner

David Drawdy, Deputy Coroner

Melissa Drawdy, Deputy Coroner

Scott Epps, Deputy Coroner

Omar Kirkland, Secretary,