Death Notification

by Nicole Cummings
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Discuss the process of a death notification.

A death notification must be made before the media is notified that a death has occurred. For example, if there was an automobile accident and the person was taken to the hospital, and while on the way to the hospital or at the hospital the victim dies.

No one in the media is notified as to the condition of the victim until a death notification has been made to the immediate family.

Give a rationale for this decision. Is a death notification different for an officer than it is for a civilian?

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