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After 30 years in the police sector, with 20 of those being with the City of Kannapolis, Crime Scene Investigator David Horne has retired.

“David has been a loyal and dedicated police officer who always strived to always do his best. He was meticulous and his crime scene work was second to none,” said Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis. “David is a great friend, and an informal leader among his peers. It was an honor and a privilege to have served with him.”

A Salisbury native, he started his journey as a Patrol Officer for the Town of Landis in 1990 at the age of 21, and accepted a position with the Kannapolis Police Department in 1999. He went from Patrol Officer to Community Oriented Police Officer, and will retire as a Crime Scene Investigator, a position he’s held since 2011.

He is still figuring out what he wants to do during retirement, but he said one thing is certain – he will be sleeping without an alarm clock, and he is excited about that.

“I’ll miss these people,” said Horne. “A job is one thing, but working with these people is what makes it great.”


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