County commissioners approve John Lang as interim chief medical examiner

County commissioners approve John Lang as interim chief medical examiner
John Lang was appointed acting chief medical examiner for Lubbock County on Oct. 7. (Source: Caleb Holder KCBD)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock County Commissioners have selected Dr. John Lang as the interim chief medical examiner for Lubbock County and formally accepted the resignation of Dr. Sam Andrews.

However, the commissioners will still use the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for specific cases.

Lang, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, went to medical school at Penn State University’s College of Medicine. He has experience in both the public and private sector, and worked with the United States Health Services with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

National Autopsy Assay Group announced their intentions to not renew a contract with Lubbock County in May of this year, following allegations of illegal activity against Dr. Andrews, and an investigation by the Texas Rangers.

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