Petal Police Officer Rick Varner passes away

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Petal Police Officer Rick Varner (Courtesy: Petal Mayor Tony Ducker)

PETAL, Miss. (WHLT) – Petal Mayor Tony Ducker announced one of the police department’s officers passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 24.

Prayers for the family of Rick Varner. He passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Rick faithfully served our city and the Petal PD most recently as our Animal Control Officer. I never knew a time I spoke with Rick that I didn’t walk away feeling better. I know he leaves big hole in the hearts of our PD and our City. Rest in peace Paw Paw! Arrangements will be posted when available.

Petal Mayor Tony Ducker

According to Petal police, visitation for Varner will be on Wednesday, July 28, at Memory Chapel located at 3100 Audubon Drive in Laurel. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the service to follow afterwards. He will be buried after the service at Myrick Cemetery.

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