I am writing to you today to officially notify you that I will not be seeking the next term as Wayne County Coroner.  My 2nd term in office ends January 1, 2012.  This has been a very difficult and personal decision.


January 29, 2011
To the Editor:
I am writing to you today to officially notify you that I will not be seeking the next term as Wayne County Coroner.  My 2nd term in office ends January 1, 2012.  This has been a very difficult and personal decision.  I want to thank the people of Wayne County for entrusting me with the duties of this unique public office in which every death is encountered objectively, maintaining high ethical standards, while the dignity of each individual is upheld.
I have much gratitude for, and have been fortunate to be surrounded by highly qualified forensic specialists, various law enforcement agencies, and coroners of surrounding counties, local emergency response professionals and volunteers. I want to thank the news media that have worked with me in keeping this unique public office run in good taste and with respect of the decedent and their families. I would also like to thank the funeral homes for their respect and assistance. To all of these people who go above and beyond their call of duty, without hesitation, any time of the day or night, I thank you.
As I enter my 8th year as Wayne County Coroner, I will continue to provide you with the highest standards for death investigations. I take the responsibility of this office very seriously and have been honored to work with the staff of the Wayne County Coroner’s Office who proves their relentless devotion, compassion and excellence on a daily basis.  
I remain mindful of the functioning of this office in terms of budgetary constraints, and continue to work with local officials in maintaining an efficient budget.
I am honored that you have given me this time and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Wayne County and all the people I have encountered in my years of service.  I have valued the people’s trust, and this was the driving force behind why I ran for this office.  I look forward in spending time with my family, who has so selflessly shared my time with the Coroner’s office.
Sincerely,
Carol Lienert, MSN, CRNP
Wayne County Coroner