​Education and Training:

  • Battery Creek High School, Class of 1977

  • Leadership Beaufort, Class of 2018

  • Baptist Church of Beaufort, Member

  • Family Promise of Beaufort County, volunteer

  • Port Royal Masonic Lodge 242, Mason

Over the course of his career, David has participated in a multitude of training opportunities that have helped to hone his skills. Due to the sheer number of courses, the below list has been refined to highlight those that are most relevant to the position of Coroner. 

  • Coroner’s School, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

  • Law Enforcement Training Center of Middle Georgia, Graduate - certified Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer

  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Graduate - certified Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer

  • Mass Fatality Incident Response, SC Emergency Management Division

  • Death Investigations, Charleston Southern University

  • Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team Training, Beaufort County Coroner’s Office

  • Mass Fatality Management, SC Emergency Management Division

  • DHEC Region 8 Mass Fatality Exercise, National Transportation & Safety Board Training

  • Forensic Pathology for Investigators, Public Agency Training Council

  • Narcotics Investigations: From Domestic Cases to Mexican Cartels, University of South Carolina School of Law

  • Family Assistant Training for Mass Fatalities, South Carolina Coroner’s Association

  • Newberry Pathology Associates Training Conference, Newberry Pathology Associates

  • Opiate Epidemic: From Poppies to Poisonous Powders, City of Beaufort Police Department

  • Basic Forensic Studies: Let the Dead Speak for Themselves, South Carolina Coroner’s Association

  • Compassionate Death Notification, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

  • Basic Forensic Studies: Vulnerable Adult Death Investigation, South Carolina Coroner’s Association

  • Medical Examiner/Coroner Guide to Handling Radioactive Remains, US Department of Energy Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program

  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, National Forensic Science Institute

  • Cold Case Homicide Investigations, Naval Criminal Investigative Service

  • Crime Scene Investigation, Beaufort Technical College & Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department

  • Evidence Collection and the Role of the Investigator, SC DPS – Criminal Justice Academy Division

  • Fatal Domestic Violence, SC Criminal Justice Academy

  • Forensic Pathology for Police, SC Criminal Justice Academy

  • Homicide Investigations, Armstrong State College Regional Criminal Justice Training Center

  • Investigation and Prosecution of Child Homicide Cases, SC Commission on Prosecution Coordination