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Eddie Treadway running for County Coroner

Friday, March 28, 2008

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Eddie Treadway
Experience in death personally and professionally, along with his experience working for Athens Ambulance, are why Thomas Edward Treadway, Jr. is running for County Coroner.

Treadway has lived in Brazil almost all of his life. He attended Brazil High School and lives in the house he was raised in, which he bought from his parents. He has been married for more than 20 years to his wife, Teresa.

Treadway currently works for Timberland Lumber Company. For 10 years, he has been a volunteer fireman with the Jackson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. He was Chief for two years and now is the EMS Director for the department. He worked for Athens Ambulance for 17 years.

Treadway said he has helped people from the youngest to the oldest and situations from birth to death.

"My wife and I experienced death professionally and personally with the death of our son, Eric Jordon, who was 16 when he was killed in a vehicle," he said.

Treadway said both he and his wife were working on the ambulance that day, his wife works for the Sheriff's Department and Brazil City Police as dispatcher. He said with the help of family and friends, the family grew stronger.

Because he has worked with local authorities and seen many different situations for 17 years, he said he knows what is expected of a coroner.

Treadway said if he is elected Coroner, he wants to assist families in their time of need and make the worst times in their lives a little easier. He said he cares and understands the situation. He wants to help. His son, Jerry Jordan, is a Deputy Coroner under the supervision of the current Coroner Richard Swearingen Jr.

Another Deputy Coroner is Mark Loudermilk. Together with Loudermilk and his son, Treadway believes they will make a great team.

"I believe with the years of experience that the three of us have, we will make the best team this county has seen," he said.