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The Meridian Police Department is saddened by the sudden loss of Officer Wayne "Butch" Nowell, #203. He passed away due to complications with COVID. Butch has been in law enforcement since 1984 and served most of his time in Johnson County. He joined the MPD in October of 2021. He is survived by his wife Lucy. Butch was 65 years old. 

Services for Officer Butch will be as follows:

Viewing- Friday, January 7th, 2022 at the Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian Tx from 5pm-8pm

Funeral Services- Monday, January 10th, 2022 at the Meridian Civic Center located at 309 W. River Street, beginning at Noon.

If you would like to send flowers or leave a message, you can find his information on 

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