The wife of a Tayside police officer has paid tribute to her “amazing, wonderful, loving” other half on the day of his funeral.
Dean Morrison was found dead at the Barry Burn in Carnoustie on Sunday, December 16.
The father-of-two had been out with friends in Broughty Ferry before getting a taxi to Carnoustie. He died in an accident after leaving the vehicle.
The 40-year-old was a serving officer with the Tayside Police Division, most recently stationed at Longhaugh Police Station, and had 16 years of service to his name.
The flag at Tayside Division Headquarters was flown at half mast yesterday in memory of PC Morrison.
Hundreds of mourners attended, including more than 200 uniformed police officers.
After the service, Dean’s colleagues lined up on the high street to give him a send off as the hearse was driven away for the committal at Parkgrove Crematorium, led by a bagpiper.
Several police hats lay on top of the coffin and flowers arranged in his shoulder number, 2382, were placed in the hearse.
PC Morrison’s wife Emily paid tribute to her other half before the service.
She said: “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 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.”
Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd, divisional commander, 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 said: “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.”