Widow pays tribute to officer who passed away in burn

The funeral of Police Constable Dean Morrison who died in a tragic accident in Carnoustie and was found dead in a burn on December 16 is taking place today. 

Jan 4, 2019
By Neil Root
PC Dean Morrison

PC Morrison’s wife Emily expressed her gratitude to the police family and friends for their support and kindness during a very difficult time in a heartfelt message:  

“I would like on behalf of Dean’s family, to take this opportunity to thank our friends and Dean’s ‘Police family’ for their support and kindness during this very difficult time.

“I would particularly like to thank those of you who have taken the time to post so many kind comments on social media platforms which have given us insight into the character of the police officer we all knew, loved and have now lost.

“Dean was ‘my double up’ in life, an amazing husband, son, brother, uncle and truly wonderful, loving and devoted father to his daughter and son.”  

PC Morrison, 40, who had served in the Tayside Division of Police Scotland for 16 years, did all of his policing in Dundee. 

As a mark of respect, and in recognition of the service given by PC Morrison, the flag at Tayside Division Headquarters is flying at half-mast today. 

Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd said: “Today the police family unites to bid farewell to a well-liked and hard-working officer.

“Today’s poignant service is in recognition and to pay tribute to a respected officer and our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor added: “Police Scotland was fortunate to have had PC Morrison as a valued colleague during his 16 years of service.

“He was a highly respected, popular and professional officer and is sadly missed. The thoughts of his colleagues are with his family and friends.” 

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