Sayers announces another run for Centre coroner

Scott A. Sayers

MILESBURG — Centre County Coroner Scott A. Sayers, 51, of Milesburg, has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for a sixth term in the May 21 primary.

Sayers, who has been coroner since 1998, has pledged to continue to serve cooperatively with state and local law enforcement, EMS, fire personnel and other government agencies. The coroner’s office has investigated more than 2,800 deaths from 2015 to 2018.

Sayers is an active member of the Pennsylvania Coroner Association and serves as regional vice-president on the Executive Board. Sayers continues to maintain education requirements for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Coroners’ Education Board. Sayers just obtained recertification as Diplomatic status with ABMDI, the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. This is national recognition certifying that he meets and exceeds national standards in the performance of his coroner’s duties.

Sayers is an active member of the Centre County HOPE coalition and is an active member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team. Sayers is a 1985 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School, attended Lock Haven University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1988. Sayers has been a licensed funeral director since 1990.

Sayers is a member of the Milesburg Baptist Church, a life member of C.H. and L. Fire Co. #9 of Milesburg, a member of Bellefonte Lodge #268 F and AM Altoona Consistory, Jaffa Shrine of Altoona, Centre Co. Shrine Club, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest #126, Bald Eagle F.O.P. Lodge #51, the Undine Fire Co. #2 of Bellefonte, Snow Shoe Fire Co. #6, Young Democratic Club of Clarence, Clarence Moose #1565, Mosquito Creek Sportsmen’s Association, and Milesburg Legion Post #893.