My name is Pat Dawson and I am running for Kitsap County Coroner. I am a Washington born native and a long time resident of Kitsap County. I have 20 years of Law Enforcement experience and a background of 5 years Deputy Coroner as well as 6 years Volunteer Firefighter . My interest in public service started with my father Jack Dawson who was a firefighter for South Kitsap. Through his service I had seen the pride and dedication he has in his job, the teamwork and camaraderie he shared with his co-workers and the importance of helping others when needed. I have since then had a passion for serving the community.
Because of my lengthy career in Law Enforcement, previous experience as a Deputy Coroner and Volunteer Firefighter, I have acquired proficiency through a wide array of experiences and training in all types of Traumatic events. During a tragic incident I believe that compassion and professionalism is important to all who are involved. Making sure proper procedures and processes are handled while assisting and understanding the needs of loved ones during a tragic time.
Pat Dawson is a Washington native and longtime Kitsap resident running for Coroner in Port Orchard. His passion for public service started with his father, Jack Dawson who served as a Firefighter for South Kitsap. The exposure to teamwork, integrity and pride in service for the community from his father’s service is why Pat started on a similar path which is why he has spent most of his career serving the community with pride, dedication, professionalism and compassion.
Because of Pat Dawson's lengthy career in Law Enforcement, previous experience as a Deputy Coroner and Volunteer Firefighter, he has acquired proficiency through a wide array of experiences and training in all types of traumatic events which are necessary traits for the Coroner (Kitsap political in Port Orchard) position as well as professionalism, compassion and dedication.
If given a chance, Pat Dawson would like to improve the efficiency of the Coroner's office by working closely with Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement in sharing information through better communication via data sharing and quarterly meetings to address any possible issues or concerns that can improve timely processing accuracy of death investigations. He is also interested in working closer with prevention programs to find new ways or suggestions that could help decrease preventable deaths.