Deputy Coroners

Larry Carroll
Larry Carroll
Deputy Carroll joined the Coroner's Office in October 2006 after having served for 27 years in law enforcement. Deputy Carroll retired from LMPD in August 2006 as a homicide detective assigned to the LMPD's Cold Case Squad.

Deputy Carroll began his career as a patrol officer in 1978 with the Winchester (KY) Police Department. He later was hired by the Kentucky State Police as a State Trooper in 1979 where he was assigned to the Hazard Post. He remained there until 1987 when he was hired by the Jefferson County Police Department. As a sworn member, Deputy Carroll worked several areas prior to the merger of Louisville/Jefferson County Government such as Patrol, Applicant Background Investigations, Police Academy Instructor, Detective-Evidence Technician Unit, and Detective-Violent Crimes Unit/Homicide.

Deputy Carroll attended the University of Louisville where he obtained his BS degree in Police Adminstration.

Jo-Ann Farmer
Jo-Ann Farmer
Chief Deputy Farmer is a Registered Nurse and former college Professor of Nursing. Her nursing experience includes working in the trauma unit, emergency room, coronary and intensive care units, as well as obstetrics and pediatrics units. She has been a Deputy Coroner since 1998. She currently serves as the Chief Deputy Coroner over Investigations.

Chief Deputy Farmer received her Registered Nurse Degree from the University of Kentucky. She has also undergone training in death investigation including such courses as post mortem examination, court room decorum, Coroner administration, interviewing, and mass fatality planning.  She has received her Advanced Coroner status and is currently working on her Master Coroner status.

Chief Deputy Farmer is also involved on several community groups including the Child Fatality Review Team, the Domestic Violence Review Team, the Elder Abuse Committee, the Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, and the Child Abuse Task Force.
 
Eddie Robinson
Eddie Robinson
Deputy Robinson is a retired Homicide Detective with over 25 years experience in death investigations. He was a Fingerprint Examiner with the FBI and an Uniformed Officer with the Secret Service in Washington, DC.

Deputy Robinson's background includes assignments in Violent Crimes, SWAT, Traffic and Dignitary Protection. His past training experiences are Major Case Investigation, First Responder Training, Homicide and Fatal Accident Investigations. He has been with the Coroner's since January 2003.
 

Rita Taylor
Rita Taylor

Deputy Taylor is a former Corrections Officer, and has been with the Coroner's Office since March 2002. As a Corrections Officer, she has had direct responsibility of dealing with incarcerated males and females, developing plans for custody supervision, and a variety of other professional corrections duties.

Cindy Thoene
Cindy Thoene                                                  
Deputy Thoene began working in the Coroner’s Office in August of 2010.  She has a total of 28 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.  She received her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification (SANE) in April of 2007 and also holds a Certification in Forensic Nursing (CFN).  She was previously employed by the University of Louisville for 12 years.  Four of those years were spent working in the area of Forensic Nursing in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics. During the remainder of her employment with the University of Louisville, she worked in the Department of Surgical Oncology as the Clinical Coordinator of a multi-centered breast cancer clinical trial.  Other clinical nursing experience includes the areas of post-anesthesia (PACU), operating room and newborn intensive care.