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Chief Forensic Pathologist Named Fresno County Sherriff's Office Employee Of The Year

Fresno County Sheriff's Office
Dr. Venu Gopal, Fresno County Sheriff's Office Chief Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Venu Gopal served as the sole forensic pathologist for the Fresno County Sheriff's Office in 2020. During that year he performed roughly 350 autopsies and 500 external exams, all while managing the pressure of working through a pandemic. In acknowledgment of his service to the community, Dr. Gopal was named the 2020 Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Year.  Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke to Dr. Gopal about what it was like to shoulder that responsibility.

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