Wirt County Medical Examiner Elizabeth, West Virginia (21 Years)
The responsibilities of the county medical examiner included death scene investigation, maintaining excellent communication between legal officers, law enforcement, media, medical examiners and the community. Received national board certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and awarded the prestigious Diplomat status. Hold numerous certifications including, but not limited to: investigating deaths by firearms, mass fatality investigations, forensic entomology, forensic anthropology, DNA collection and interpretation, trace evidence collection, forensic odontology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, forensic photography, investigating stab and cutting wounds, and ballistics. Dr. Busch is a highly experienced death investigator regarding all manners of death: natural, accidental, homicide, and suicide.
He was appointed by the West Virginia Chief Medical Examiner to serve on the Mass Fatality Incident Emergency Response Team of the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Family Assistance Section and as a state board member to the West Virginia SUIDS Advisory Council. As a medical examiner, Dr. Busch has taught death scene investigation and forensic science to law enforcement cadets in Ohio’s police academies. Additionally,he has served as a consultant to medical examiners in other jurisdictions regarding difficult or special cases and serves as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.
As county medical examiner he reported to the People of Wirt County as a County Official in cooperation with the Wirt County Commission and the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Certified forensic and death investigator appointed for Wirt County, West Virginia by the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Wirt County Commission and duly sworn as a county officer by The Honorable Robert Waters of the Fourth Judicial District.
President, Wirt County Economic and Development Authority Elizabeth, West Virginia (3 Years)
Dr. Busch was appointed by the Wirt County Commission to led the Wirt County (West Virginia) Economic and Development Authority which is responsible for economic development, business and industry recruitment and retention, and infrastructure development especially as related to improving the business and industry climate for the county. While the Authority experienced a number of significant accomplishments during his tenure, his greatest accomplishment may well have been a major infrastructure project that led to a multi-million dollar re-routing of State Route 14 on Elizabeth Hill which was a barrier to businesses and industry moving to the region. He worked directly with West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton and state and regional government officials to secure the roadway project and, when the announcement was made, had the honor to introduce the Governor, per his request, and jointly deliver the news to the media and community that the substandard roadway was being re-routed and improved. Today, the new roadway is in place and the county is in a much better condition to attract and retain business and industry.
“Gregg worked very well with law enforcement as the Wirt County Medical Examiner … not always a pleasant job but Gregg was always pleasant to work with.”
Sheriff D. Keith Wilson, Jr. Wirt County, West Virginia