ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)— Coffee County has a new coroner. Enterprise rescue operation’s manager, Arnold Woodham, has taken the oath of office to serve in that capacity for the next four years. An oath that he’s very passionate about.

Accompanied by his wife, Brandy, Woodham received the oath of office from Coffee County Probate Judge Jodee Thompson.

Last Spring, Woodham defeated incumbent Robert Preachers in the Republican primary. Woodham campaigned on being compassionate to the family members who had just lost a loved one.

Woodham says he’ll often be the first person to inform a family that their son, daughter,
father or mother had just passed.

“Take care of the deceased so the family members and try to give them comforting words and guide them to make things easier for them than what they are,” said Woodham.

For a number of years, Woodham has served with Enterprise Rescue which handles calls across
Coffee County in saving lives. Following his own swearing-in.

The oath of office to his Deputy Coroner Patrick Alford and Chief Deputy Mark Kelley. In the event Woodham is involved in a rescue call, Alford and Kelley’s expertise will prove to be vital on a death scene.

“With Enterprise Rescue I do handle that. I’ve done a lot of praying and one year when you’re a leader someplace you trust and with both organizations, we have that,” said Woodham.

At the event, Woodham says he is working with new Sheriff Scott Byrd to move the coroner’s office from the basement of the Coffee County Courthouse in Enterprise to a portion of the sheriff’s complex in New Brockton.