Capt. David Owen, 40, of Krum, who worked for the UNT Police Department since 2005, died Feb. 11 following a courageous battle with cancer. In his role, he supervised Field Services for the police department, which consists of patrol and special events planning. His prior experience in the department included Support Services, where he worked as a criminal investigator and patrol officer.
Capt. Owen attended several leadership training programs, including the 270th session of the FBI National Academy, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Executive Development Institute and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s School of Police Supervision.
He was a certified Texas Commission on Law Enforcement master peace officer and police instructor. He served on UNT’s Student Support Task Force, and earned a Police Commendation and Excellence in Public Service award. He also was recognized for his work by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Before he came to UNT, he worked for the Titus County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from Midwestern State University and a graduate certificate in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia.
Visitation is from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 W University Dr., in Denton. The funeral service is at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Denton Church, 1100 Malone St., in Denton.