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Left to right: Steve Rhodes (Chief Deputy Coroner), Vicki DeGeus-Morris (Coroner), Jennifer Vera (Deputy Coroner), Bill Kirby (Deputy Coroner)

Vicki DeGeus-Morris started with the Canyon County Coroner's Office in 1985, under Coroner Dale G. Haile. She was promoted to Chief Deputy in 1988, and elected to the office of Coroner in 1990, taking office in 1991. Vicki retired from the Wilder Quick Response Unit in 1997 after having served as a volunteer EMT for 20 years, some of which as the president of the organization. Vicki has continued her education in death investigation, and in 1996 was selected to the American Board of Forensic Examiners as a Board Certified Forensic Examiner with a Fellowship of the College. Most recently, Vicki was recognized in the Cambridge Who's Who Registry as a VIP member of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Steve Rhodes, Chief Deputy Coroner, started with the Coroner's Office in 1991 when Vicki took office. Steve is the assistant Chief and volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Wilder Rural Fire Protection District. He is a former reserve officer for the Parma and Wilder Police Departments, as well as the past Mayor and City Councilman of Wilder. He has continued his education in death investigation throughout his time with the Coroner's Office.

Bill Kirby retired from the Parma Police Department in 1999, at which time he joined the Coroner's Office as a Deputy Coroner. He began as a Patrol Officer and eventually retired as Chief of Police. He also attended and successfully completed the Intermountain Command College of Idaho. He earned an Intermediate Certificate in Law Enforcement from the Idaho POST Academy. After retirement, he served on the Parma City council. He continues his education in death investigation cause and manner of death.

Jennifer Vera joined the Coroner's Office in 2007 as a Deputy Coroner. She had previously worked for the Canyon County Sheriff's Office as a Criminalist Assistant for three years. Before she began her career in law enforcement, she had been enlisted in the United States Army for over seven years. While working in the Coroner's Office, she has chosen to continue her education by taking college courses in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. As a Deputy Coroner, she will also continue her education in the cause and manner of natural/unnatural deaths.


1014 Belmont Street
Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Phone: (208) 454-7350

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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