Robert W. Bishop, Coroner

Fellow-American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators


The function of the county coroner is one of death investigation. Death investigations often include scene investigation, witness and family interviews, medical records reviews, attending physician opinions, toxicology studies and thorough body examinations. If necessary, an autopsy may be done.

Authority and Jurisdiction

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) describes the authority and jurisdiction of the county coroner. The Island County Coroner’s Office (ICCO) has jurisdiction only in deaths that occur within the geographical limits of Island County.

How to contact us:

Physical Address:

Island County Law & Justice Center
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 5000
Coupeville WA 98239-5000


Office: (360) 679-7358
Fax: (360) 679-7394


Robert W. Bishop, Coroner


Susan Higman, Deputy Coroner