Two South Carolina coroners have been honored for stepping in to take over their counties' top law enforcement duties when their respective sheriffs were indicted.
The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports Thursday that Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley and Chesterfield County Coroner Kip Kiser were honored in June by the South Carolina Coroner's Association.
Ashley served as sheriff for four months earlier this year after Sheriff Charles Goodwin resigned ahead of a state grand jury indictment and ultimately pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks on repairs on county vehicles and using a state inmate to do personal work.
Kiser stepped in to serve as Chesterfield County's top lawman after Sheriff Sam Parker was indicted in March indicted on charges he gave privileges to certain inmates.
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