Georgia police department mourns loss of 45-year-old officer

The Darien Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers. The police department confirmed yesterday that Officer David Horton had died.

Horton was 45-years-old.

According to his obituary, Horton died at Memorial Health on Saturday. He was an Effingham County native who was previously employed by the Long County Sheriff’s Dept.

Horton leaves behind a son and a daughter.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Compassion Christian Church Effingham Campus, 810 Fort Howard Road, Rincon, GA 31326. David will lie in state from 10 a.m.

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