JEFFERSON CITY — Dr. David Pulliam, of Corder, was appointed Oct. 1 by Gov. Mike Parson as the Lafayette County Coroner. Dr. Pulliam has been a family physician for more than 30 years, most recently at Family Practice of Central Missouri. He also served as a flight and general medicine surgeon for the U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital in Minot, N.D., and served in the Air Force Reserve Commission from 1974-1997 before receiving an honorable discharge. He replaces former county coroner Ram Chandra who was charged in Aug. 25 with refusal of a breathalyzer. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 17.