University of North Texas

UNT Police Captain Dies of Cancer

David Owen started his career at UNT in 2005

University of North Texas

A captain in the University of North Texas Police Department has died after a battle with cancer, the department says.

Field Services Capt. David Owen, who started his career at the university in 2005 and oversaw the patrol officers, died Tuesday, according to UNT police.

"We have lost an important member of our community with the passing of Capt. Owen," said UNT Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration Bob Brown. "He was dedicated to the university community, especially to our students. He worked diligently to uphold the safety and security of our campus. In all that he did, he aimed to support the university and the UNT community."

Owen leaves behind his wife and six children. His funeral will be at First Denton Church on Monday at 2 p.m. Malone Street will be closed from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Owen's funeral service.

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