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Noah Jacob Shahnavaz, 24, of Fishers, was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was born on May 18, 1998, to Matthew and Laurie (Bousman) Shahnavaz in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Noah was a 2016 graduate of Fishers High School and attended the J. Everett Light Law Enforcement program. He was a freshman wrestler and a four-year member of the FHS Drumline. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army in the 93D Military Police Battalion and was awarded the Air Assault Badge. Noah was deployed to the Middle East from June 2017 to February 2018 and served in two border missions. After his discharge, Noah became an officer for the Elwood Police Department in August 2021, graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in May 2022.
Noah attended ITOWN church and was a member of the F.O.P. He treasured his family and enjoyed hiking, boating, and gaming. Noah had a special love for his family dog, Phoenix.
He is survived by his parents Matthew and Laurie Shahnavaz; sister, Sarah Shahnavaz; brother, Elijah Shahnavaz; grandparents, Jalalledin & Nahid Shahnavaz and Don & Barbara "Grand Barb" Batson; aunts, Beth (Joe) Krejsa and Lana Boswell; and his cousins, William Boswell, Cooper Boswell, Chloe Krejsa, Anna Krejsa, and Wyatt Krejsa.
Noah was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cynthia Miller.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 5, 2022, at ITOWN Church, Olson Farms Campus, 12491 E. 136th Street, in Fishers. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the church, with Pastor Larry Davis and Pastor Dave Sumrall officiating. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety, 700 38th Street, in Indianapolis.
The funeral service will be streamed on the following sites beginning at 11:00 am on Saturday:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Indiana Fallen Heroes Foundation, Inc., 1710 South 10th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060, or online at: https://indianafallen.org/fallen-heroes Please notate "Shahnavaz" on any donation note. Donations can also be made in person at any First Merchant Bank Location.
Friday, August 5, 2022
2:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
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