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Carolyn Jean Carlon

Jan. 19, 1925

Oct. 9, 2014

Carolyn Jean Carlon (Adams), 89, passed away October 9, 2014 at Renown Regional Medical Center. Born Jan 19, 1925 in Reno, she was a 5th generation Nevadan. Carolyn attended Reno High school.

Carolyn was the first female police officer in the State of Nevada, with a date of appointment of October 16, 1965, and spent 23 years on the police force retiring as a juvenile detective. Mrs. Carlon was also the first female officer to conduct all sexual assault cases for the police department. She was named officer of the year in 1984 and 1986 and Mayor Pete Sferrazza proclaimed March 1 Officer Carolyn Carlon Day. She received many awards for top sharp shooter at the gun range, and participated in many historical investigations such as the Jaycee Lee Dugard and Kathy Woods cases.

Mrs. Carlon was described as being an "icon of the police department." She was loved by so many and touched so many lives.

She volunteered as a foster grandparent at Smithridge Elementary school and at the crisis call center after retirement. She also worked as a secretary for the Brookfield School for several years.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother and father and late husband's Donald Talcott, of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kenneth Carlon.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter Lisa Rogers and grandchildren, who were the loves of her life; Michael Brewster Rogers, Jennifer Lydia Caroline Rogers and Tyke Rogers.

The family would like to thank the staff at More to Life Adult Day Care as well as the phenomenal nurses and doctors at Renown who made her last days so comfortable.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 am at Walton Funeral Home, 875 West Second St., Reno. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.


Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, 2014
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