Polk County Pro­bate Judge Linda Smith swore in a new deputy coro­ner, Ivan Warner

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By KEVIN MYRICK Editor

Polk County has a new deputy coro­ner after a swear­ing-in cer­e­mony was held Mon­day morn­ing to swear in the new of­fi­cial join­ing Coro­ner Tony Bra­zier's staff.

Ivan M. Warner, a Cedar­town na­tive and vet­eran of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, of­fi­cially joined the Coro­ner's of­fice after he was sworn in by Pro­bate Judge Linda Smith to start the week.

Warner joins the of­fice and will be work­ing in the field with Bra­zier and Chief Deputy Coro­ner Marty Robin­son un­til all of his qual­i­fi­ca­tions are com­pleted, Bra­zier said.

"After his mil­i­tary ser­vice to his coun­try, he's come back home and will be in­tern­ing with our agency as we start his pro­fes­sional and for­mal ed­u­ca­tion in death in­ves­ti­ga­tion and foren­sics work.

Warner's start­ing pay is set around $13,000, Bra­zier re­ported, but that will be de­pen­dant largely upon the county com­mis­sion pass­ing amend­ments al­low­ing his de­part­ment an in­crease in funds in the Fis­cal Year 2017 bud­get that has yet to be ap­proved.

Deputy Coro­ner Ivan Warner was joined by his grandmother Judy for a wear­ing in cer­e­mony held at Polk County Court­house on Oct. 24. Pic­tured with the Warn­ers are Judge Linda Smith and Polk County Coro­ner Tony Bra­zier. Right: Smith swears in Warner.

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