'modest, unassuming' crime scene investigator
April 29th, 2013

TRIBUTES have been paid to a super-fit crime scene investigator, who died suddenly last week.

Father-of-two David Johnson, from Darlington, was planning to take a walk with his wife, Sue, on Sunday (April 21), when he collapsed.

Mr Johnson, a passionate mountain biker, who had served Durham Police for almost 25 years, had celebrated his 56th birthday just days before he died.

He had been undergoing treatment for recent health problems, but his prognosis was good and Mrs Johnson said his death came as a terrible shock to family and friends.

She said: “We had our 34th wedding anniversary three weeks ago. We were at school and sixth form together and got married in 1979.

“He was a very modest, unassuming and quiet person, but was very enthusiastic about all that he did.”

Mr Johnson’s modesty was reflected in April last year, when he and a colleague received a commendation for braving cold weather to gather evidence that led to the arrest of suspects in a theft case.

“It is nice to get this recognition,” he said at the time, adding: “It is all part of the job.”Link to full article-http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10382669.Tributes_paid_to__modest__unassuming__crime_scene_investigator/

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