Friday, April 1, 2016

Bobby Parks Evans Jr, the Greenville County Coroner, to speak in April

On Thursday, April 7, the Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime is pleased to host Bobby Parks Evans Jr, the Greenville County Coroner. Each time our executive committee has a “who are we going to ask speak” meeting, Parks Evans’s name comes up. He has spoken to us before, and we all wanted him back. This is the month. Parks spent 5 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in the Uniform Patrol Division. He then spent 4 years with the Greenville County Coroner's office as a Deputy Coroner. In September of 1991, he was appointed Coroner by Governor Carroll Campbell and was elected to the position in November of 1992. He has been re-elected 4 times, and he is the longest serving Coroner in Greenville County history. On top of that, he’s an entertaining and informative speaker. Look at the end of this note for more information about Parks. 
The monthly Sisters in Crime meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, at The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Be there at 6:15 p.m. to meet Parks and enjoy the chapter fellowship. Supper should be served at 6:30. Mr. Evans’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the meeting are open to the public.
In order for the Runway Café to speed service, dinner orders must be emailed to Ellis Vidler, ,by noon the day of the meeting. If you can't dine with us, we would still like to know you plan to attend so we can be sure you have a seat. To see the special menu for our group, please visit our website—  — and click on the Advance Order Menu tab at right.  If you place an order and do not attend or fail to cancel by noon, you will be charged for the meal. And like always, we'll enjoy it.
Parks Evans is a graduate of Berea High School and attended Furman University on a football scholarship. He also attended Garner-Webb College and Greenville Technical College. 
He has taken and completed the following courses: St. Louis Medical University’s Medicolegal Death Investigators training course, St. Louis Medical University Masters 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 courses in Death Investigation, Advanced Homicide Investigation, Blood Spatter Pattern Analysis, Questionable Deaths; Homicide, Suicide, or Accidental, Death Scene Processing, Crime Scene Photography, Satanism/Cults and Ritualistic Crimes, Investigation of Infant and Child Deaths, Investigation and Prosecuting Fatal Child Maltreatment, Forensic Pathology and Evidence in Death Investigation, Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course (G386), and Operation Lifesaver Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course.
Parks has served on many boards and committees which include: South Carolina Coroners Association (Executive Board), South Carolina Coroners Association (Past President), Chairman of the South Carolina Coroners Training Advisory Board, Law Enforcement Advisory Board (Greenville Tech), National Tissue Services Advisory Committee (American Red Cross), and Armed Forces Emergency Services Committee (American Red Cross).

His achievements and certifications include South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (Basic 1: 1983), Law Enforcement Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Night Diver, Diplomat for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Registered Medicolegal Death Investigator (Registration # 258) and has won the 2007 Lifepoint Dove Award.

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