Quincy, the protagonist for which the series is named, is a coroner or medical examiner (abbreviated M.E. for short). As Chief Deputy Coroner for Los Angeles County, Quincy’s job is to determine the time and cause of death (COD) associated with the deceased found or recovered from a crime scene. Additionally, it becomes the Office of Medical Examiner’s responsibility to determine the mode of death involved in a suspected homicide or suicide.nnnnThese scientific findings are then turned over to homicide detectives, Lt. Monahan and Sgt. Brill for further LAPD crime scene investigation and analysis.