Friends bid farewell to longtime Abilene trooper
Wednesday afternoon, it was all smiles as co-workers bid farewell to a longtime trooper.
Trooper Sparky Dean is retiring from the Department of Public Safety on August 2. Friends and relatives celebrated his career at a special ceremony at the D.P.S. offices.
The longtime trooper served as the public information officer for many years. He also assisted with educating the public about safety.
August 3 Dean will be sworn in as Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace.
He was appointed to that position by county commissioners after Judge A. L. Deatherage retired on July 1.
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