Prominent member of the community Jan Carnahan passes

A prominent member of the community Jan Baker Carnahan passed away recently at the age of 82. (Carly Sjordal, KTVF)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) A prominent member of the community Jan Baker Carnahan passed away recently at the age of 82.

According to an obituary written by his family, Carnahan moved to Fairbanks in 1971 and soon after joined the Fairbanks Police Department, retiring in 1989 as a sergeant.

He founded the Fairbanks Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention programs, and the Fairbanks Police Cadets.

Carnahan also was a prominent voice of KIAK FM, reporting on road conditions for the last 30 years.

Carnahan and his wife also had fostered nearly 150 foster children during their time in Fairbanks.

A celebration of his life was held on Monday, November 25 at the Event Center and Lounge.

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