Experienced, Compassionate, Objective
Sabrina Gast, Coroner of York County SC


Sabrina has served the residents of York County in the Coroner's Office for the last six years. Her career began in 1992 when she received her nursing degree from Clemson University. She worked as an emergency room nurse in a level one trauma center and transitioned to forensic nursing in 1998 when she attended a training to become a sexual assault nurse examiner. She worked in her community to develop the first and only Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program based in a law enforcement office.

Since her appointment in 2006, Sabrina has worked to increase the community confidence in the Coroner's Office. An active member of the South Carolina Coroners Association, she serves on the executive board and was recently appointed by the director of South Carolina Department of Public Safety to the Coroners Training Advisory Committee.

Her experience and training has made her a resource to other community and state agencies. For the past two years, she has been a presenter for the training on Domestic Violence for the South Carolina Attorney General's office and she speaks routinely to community groups, schools and healthcare professionals on various safety and evidentiary topics.

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"I am honored to have served my community for the past six years as coroner. Great strides have been made to improve the public opinion of the York County Coroner's Office but there is much more work to be done. With your support, York County can continue to have a Coroner's Office to be proud of. I am asking for your support and your vote on June 12th."

  • Worked to improve relationships between community agencies
  • Worked to run office professionally and to build community confidence in the office
  • Created the CARE Team, a group of volunteers trained to help assist families who have lost a loved one
  • Assured all investigative staff is now nationally certified
  • Worked in the community to provide education on safety issues
  • Active member of All on Board
  • Active member of Safe Kids
  • Kept budget within reasonable limits

  Personal Information  

  • Lifelong resident of Fort Mill, SC
  • Married 20 years, John works for Stewart Engineering in Charlotte, NC
  • Son Josh is 15, Daughter Jordan is 13


  • Graduated from Fort Mill High School
  • Graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
  • Masters Degree in Forensic Nursing from Duquesne University
  Professional Certifications  

  • Certified Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Fellow Status, (F-ABMDI)
  • Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A)
  • Certified Forensic Nurse (CFN)
  Volunteer work  

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
  • Rotary Reader
  Professional and Community    Membership Organizations  

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, National Member (IAFN)
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, SC Chapter
  • International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME)
  • SC Coroner's Association
  • Fort Mill Rotary Club

Gast for Coroner
PO Box 2032
Fort Mill, SC 29716


  • Continue to establish working relationships between government and private agencies within the county
  • Sabrina Gast being sworn in as Coroner of York County SC
  • Continue to provide the community with investigators who are up to date on current trends and techniques
  • Continue to build community confidence in the office

  Job Duties  

Among the Coroner's responsibilities:
  1. Investigating any death when it
    1. results from violence,
    2. is an apparent suicide,
    3. is a suspicious or unusual manner,
    4. is unattended by a physician
    5. when it occurs in apparent good health
  2. Notifying next-of-kin.
  3. Determining cause and manner of death
  4. Certifying the death certificate


  • Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Fundraiser at the River Hills Marina. - $25.00 per person. Call Suzanne Krause - 803-831-0689 for further information.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Fort Mill Strawberry Festival
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Election Primary
        Be Sure to Make YOUR VOTE Count.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012.


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