Hackley looks to take over coroner seat

Published 6:06 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

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After serving in the Troup County chief deputy coroner position for four years, Erin Hackley has announced that she has qualified to run for the office of coroner of Troup County. In addition to her four years serving in the role of chief deputy coroner under retiring Coroner Jeffrey Cook, Hackley has also served the citizens of Troup County for 12 years as a nationally registered paramedic with Troup County EMS.  During her time with the Troup County Coroner’s office, she has investigated more than 300 deaths, including natural, homicide, accidental, suicide, unexplained, child death and mass casualty.  Hackley has received extensive education and training in the medical field, death investigations and grief counseling. She said she has had the honor of developing close working relationships with local law enforcement agencies, fire and emergency services, hospital and funeral home personnel. 

Hackley was raised in Moreland but said she developed a love for Troup County as a child. She made Troup County her home many years ago and said she was welcomed by the citizens of Troup County. She is married to Thad Hackley and together they have a blended family of four children that includes Shali, Colby and Anna Hackley, and Will Cooley. Hackley recently relocated from LaGrange to West Point after purchasing their forever home. 

After the sudden death of her toddler in 2007, Hackley felt a calling to help others during their time of grief. She said it has been her honor to assist families through their journey of loss. If elected coroner, Hackley said she can assure the citizens of Troup County that she will continue to serve their needs with care, compassion, integrity and dedication.  

She requests that voters cast their vote for her for coroner on June 9.