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Victims Advocate Tammy Wolf to Retire after 39 Years in Public Service, 17 with City Share

Dec 27, 2023  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

The long­time Vic­tims Advo­cate for the City of Mar­i­on, Tam­my Wolf, will retire after near­ly 17 years with the City, and a total of 39 years in the pub­lic sector.

Wolf was first hired by the Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment in March of 2007 as a front office recep­tion­ist, then after a cou­ple years, worked in a sim­i­lar capac­i­ty in the Mayor’s Office before land­ing her dream job – the Vic­tims Advo­cate for the City of Marion.

Wolf had interned with the pri­or advo­cate, learn­ing the ropes, fol­low­ing her pre­vi­ous role in pub­lic ser­vice with Mar­i­on Com­mu­ni­ty Schools where she served as an Edu­ca­tion­al Assis­tant and Library Assistant.

As the City’s sole Vic­tims Advo­cate, she would pro­vide emo­tion­al sup­port, resources and edu­ca­tion, and walk them through every step as a vic­tim through to the end of the crim­i­nal jus­tice process. Wolf would work with an aver­age of 90 – 100 vic­tims quarterly.

Police Chief Angela Haley said Wolf has been an amaz­ing advo­cate for domes­tic vio­lence and sex­u­al abuse. Tam­my has always been will­ing to go above and beyond to help sup­port vic­tims and assist them with the crim­i­nal jus­tice process. Her com­pas­sion and dri­ve are sec­ond to none, and it was a plea­sure to work with her all these years.”

Wolf served on two boards dur­ing her tenure: the Mayor’s Com­mis­sion Against Domes­tic Vio­lence (which is no longer active), and on the Sex­u­al Assault Response Team.

Wolf’s offi­cial last day is Jan­u­ary 1st, 2024. She looks for­ward to vaca­tion­ing in Flori­da more often with her hus­band, and spend­ing more qual­i­ty time with fam­i­ly. She plans to home school their youngest child as well as watch the two youngest grand­sons on a reg­u­lar basis. 

In the weeks lead­ing to her offi­cial retire­ment, Wolf has been train­ing the new Vic­tims Advo­cate to car­ry forth the vital role in the community.

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