Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting

Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting

Just Planning For The Aftermath Of A Mass Shooting

In the fourth episode of our medicolegal death investigation special release season, Just Science interviews John Fudenberg, the Coroner for Clark County, where he discusses the tragic events of the 2017 concert shooting in Las Vegas, and the aftermath that followed. This episode will focus on lessons learned and how other coroner offices can prepare now for unforeseen incidents. John Fudenberg also stresses the importance of knowing who to contact and how critical a family assistance center can be for victims, families, responders and scene investigators during a mass casualty event. 

This episode of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence [Award 2016-MU-BX-K110].

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John Fudenberg is the Coroner for The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (CCOCME) and has been with the office since 2003. Mr. Fudenberg brings twenty-five plus years of law enforcement and public service experience to the position, working in Anoka County MN and for the City of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to continuing his career with Clark County. John is a Diplomat with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI). He is the past president of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME) Board of Directors, and is the Secretary of the IAC&ME. John is also a past commissioner of the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS). John serves on the National Institute of Standards & Technology Organization of Scientific Area Committee (NIST OSAC), as well as Chairman of the Las Vegas Trauma Intervention Program (TIP).




Additional Resources:


Report: 2018 Medicolegal Death Investigation Stakeholders’ Meeting

MDI & Pathology Resources 

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