Today, the New Orleans Coroner’s office announced that chief investigator John Gagliano has retired. "We are grateful for John's 44 years of service to the Coroner’s office and to our community," said Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse. "Through all of the challenges this office has faced, including the historic effort to identify and care for those deceased during Hurricane Katrina, John has devoted himself to serving our City. His work ethic is legendary and his presence will be missed by all of us at the Coroner’s office. As we seek to modernize and transform our office, I am grateful for John's assistance during the transition."