Of­fi­cer 1st Class Nolan

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

Se­nior Pa­trol Of­fi­cer 1st Class, Joy Laine Nolen, age 54, of Cedar­town, passed away on Thurs­day morn­ing, Oct. 13, 2016.

Of­fi­cer Nolen was born on June 22, 1962 in Can­ton. She was of the Bap­tist faith. She was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Tim Ben­nett.

Of­fi­cer Nolen was a cer­ti­fied Po­lice Of­fi­cer, serv­ing with the Cedar­town Po­lice Depart­ment.

A grad­u­ate of the Floyd Col­lege's Re­gional Po­lice Academy, she had the great dis­tinc­tion of serv­ing and pro­tect­ing the res­i­dents of the area for 22 years.

Ad­di­tion­ally, she went on to se­cure a num­ber of other law en­force­ment cre­den­tials and cer­ti­fi­ca­tions dur­ing her ca­reer, so as to bet­ter serve our cit­i­zens.

Of­fi­cer Nolen looked at her ser­vice to both the peo­ple of Cedar­town and Polk County, as a "call­ing". She loved her com­mu­nity and ded­i­cated her life to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the area, and leav­ing her town safer at the end of her shift, and ready for the next group of of­fi­cers to do the same.

She was loved by so many, and will be sorely missed by her proud fam­ily, her Law En­force­ment fam­ily and her friends.

Se­nior Pa­trol Of­fi­cer 1st Class Nolen is sur­vived by her lov­ing fam­ily, her son and daugh­ter in law, Adam and Shae Wagoner; her daugh­ters, Heather Pinkard and Jes­sica Williams; her fa­ther, Matthew Ben­nett; her broth­ers, Matt Ben­nett and Marc Ben­nett; her sis­ter, Melody Hoff­man; her grand­chil­dren, Davis Wagoner, Della Kate Wagoner, Brook­lyn Pinkard, Ken­leigh Pinkard, Emily Pinkard, Lyn­don Pinkard, Bren­nam Williams, Olivia Bar­rett and Blake Bar­rett; a num­ber of nieces, neph­ews and friends also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Se­nior Pa­trol Of­fi­cer 1st Class Joy Nolen were con­ducted on Tues­day evening, Oct.18, 2016 at 6 p.m. from the First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town, with Cedar­town Po­lice Chief Jamie New­some and the Rev. Blake Dodd of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Law En­force­ment Hon­ors will be con­veyed at the con­clu­sion of the ser­vice.

The fam­ily has re­spect­fully re­quested that if

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