Police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary have been paying tribute to a popular detective who was killed in a five-vehicle road collision on her way home from work.
DC Sharon Garrett, died after the Renault Clio she was driving was involved in a collision with two other cars and two lorries on the A141 at the village of Wyton on Friday afternoon. The 48-year-old officer was a mother of two and was married Adrian – also a serving police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
DC Garrett joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1991 and served in a number of roles across the force, most recently investigating complex fraud offences in the Economic Crime Unit.
Colleagues have been paying tribute to DC Garrett who was described as “well-liked” officer and and “exceptional detective”.
Shaun Ryan, chairman of Cambridgeshire Police Federation, said DC Garrett’s death had sent shockwaves across the force.
Mr Ryan said: “She was a well liked officer and our thoughts are with all her family, friends and colleagues. It is a devastating thing to happen to anybody and she was a mother to two and the wife of a serving officer – so it is very, very sad. This is a very tragic death and her colleagues across the force are feeling the loss.”
Simon Parr, chief constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary added: “Detective Constable Sharon Garrett was an exceptional police officer and will be truly missed by all of the many friends and colleagues who she had within the constabulary.
“The death of Sharon in such tragic circumstances is so incredibly sad. My condolences and heartfelt sympathy go to her husband, children and immediate family but also to the many friends and colleagues who will feel the loss of such an exceptional person.”
Date posted: June 19, 2014