Former McCracken County Coroner Dan Sims honored with reception

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Friends and family members gathered Monday to say thank you to Dan Sims, the former McCracken County corner. Sims serve as corner for 22 years, and has worked in public service even longer.

Sims says during his time as coroner, he was part of more than 8,400 death investigations.

At the reception in his honor Monday, he was presented with a plaque, and his daughter, Emma, was presented a blanket with her dad’s image.

Sims says, although he’s only 42 days into retirement, he’s looking forward to his next chapter.

“I’ve made a lot of great friends, and hopefully will continue on with them,” Sims says. “Don’t know what the next journey will be. hopefully, I’ll be continuing on with them. If not, I can still call them friends, so that’s a win for me.”

Although former County Commissioner and Coroner Jerry Beyer organized the reception for Sims, he got a surprise of his own Monday night. Sims was presented with a plaque in appreciation of his 42 years of service.

Check out more images from the reception in the gallery below.