Officer 1st Class Nolan
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