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