Wednesday 7 September 2011

‘Missed But Never Forgotten’–DC Vince Myhan

the late Vince Myhan with wife KarenColleagues of a Darlington-based police officer have been paying tribute after his sudden death from a heart attack.
Det Con Vince Myhan, 45, became ill at the home he shared with his wife, Karen in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8. Despite being rushed to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough he died shortly after arrival. Vince joined the force in October 1991 and spent most of his career in the south of the county. Since 2005 he had been based in Darlington, working as a beat officer before postings to the offender management unit, vulnerability unit and CID. In July last year he received a commendation for his work on a difficult case which led to a Darlington man being sentenced to a minimum ten years in prison for the attempted murder of his baby son. Det Sgt Jim Cunningham, who worked alongside him on many cases, described Vince as the life and soul of the office and someone who always gave 100 per cent. “His work ethic was tremendous and he was always determined to treat with dignity and respect everybody he had dealings with. “We have had several calls from witnesses, crime victims and others who knew Vince and were very upset to hear of his death,” he said. 
Vince’s area commander, Chief Supt Andy Reddick, said; “Vince was focused on serving the community and he displayed the highest levels of professionalism; he was particularly proud of his work in the vulnerability unit dealing with some of the most vulnerable members of our community. He will be missed, but never forgotten.”

By Martin Wallwork (Copper Plate issue 84)

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