§61-12-14. County coroners; appointment, oath, etc.; duties; fees.
It is the duty of the county commission of every county, from
time to time, to appoint a coroner for the county, who shall hold
the office during the pleasure of the commission and shall take the
oath of office prescribed for other county officers. The county
coroners shall be certified in medicolegal investigations, be
continually available to perform the duties required under this
article and shall be paid such fees or amounts for the services as
may be fixed by the chief medical examiner.