Memorial service planned for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer found dead in her home

A funeral service was announced for a police officer from Charlotte-Mecklenburg who was found dead on Monday.
According to her obituary on the Greene Funeral Services website, Angela Starnes died at her home in Gastonia. she was 48
No cause of death has been released yet.
Officer Angela Starnes died unexpectedly on Monday, May 16, 2022, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings.
The service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on May 28 at Belmont Abbey Cathedral, 100 Belmont Mount Holly Road, Belmont. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to KinderMourn, a Charlotte group that supports bereaved parents, grieving children and young people.
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CMPD officers will wear mourning ribbons in her honor, Chief Johnny Jennings said.
"Anyone who knew her or worked with her knows that her kindness and good nature will be greatly missed," Jennings wrote on Twitter this week.
About Angela Starnes
Starnes became a law enforcement officer in 2003 and spent the early part of her career with the Belmont Abbey College Police Department, the Belmont Police Department and the Charlotte Area Transit System, according to her obituary.
She joined CMPD in 2012 and, according to the obituary, worked her way up from patrol officer to "her dream job" as a homicide detective in June 2019.
Starnes, known as "GiGi," "loved spending time with her big babies and canine "niece,"" Kitty Pasour wrote in the obituary. Starnes also "loved" travel, especially to the beach, Pasour wrote.
In April 2018, the CMPD honored Starnes as its Officer of the Month after she struggled to buy a meal and bus ticket for a stranger stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport during a snowstorm, Queen City News reported.
Born in Rock Hill, Starnes grew up in Gastonia and graduated from Ashbrook High School in 1991, according to the Gaston Gazette.
Her husband, Shane, was also a CMPD officer and police chief at Belmont Abbey College in Gaston County for 25 years. He died in July 2014 after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma.
Angela Starnes is survived by fiancé Jeff Palmer, two daughters, a stepdaughter, three grandchildren and other family members, according to the obituary.
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