Alabama Code Title 11. Counties and Municipal Corporations § 11-5-5

The coroner must discharge the duties of the sheriff:

(1) When the office of sheriff is vacant and until his successor is qualified;

(2) When the sheriff is incompetent to act;

(3) When the sheriff is imprisoned;

(4) In cases to which the sheriff is a party;  and

(5) In such cases as he is directed by the judge of probate.


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