Longtime Abilene Police Officer Passes Away

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- Abilene Police Officer David Varner passed away Friday morning.

Varner had served the Abilene Police Department for 31 years. Varner served in many roles at the police department, from patrol to detective.

Varner was also known in Abilene for teaching gun safety classes for the community.

Varner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015.  He was out of work for five weeks and returned to the force while still battling cancer.

Friends and family are taking to Facebook to remember Varner's charismatic personality.








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