THE partner of a much-missed Calderdale detective has taken to the skies to remember him on what would have been his 33rd birthday.
Detective Constable Matt Dunn, who was a well-respected and pupular member of Calderdale CID, died aged 31 in May 2010 after being hit by a car while on holiday in Lanzarote.
His partner, Detective Constable Katy Butler who is also a member of Calderdale CID, decided to carry out a dare-devil parachute jump in his memory to raise funds for the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.
She collected £3,000 for the charity by jumping 15,000 feet from the aircraft in Lincolshire. The money raised included a generous donation from Calderdale Sports and Social Club.
She said: “I loved every minute of it.
“It’s certainly something I will be doing again. I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me.”
Detective Constable Dunn was captain of Calderdale Police rugby team, which won the Chief Constable’s Cup in 2009, and a member of the Great Britain Police Rugby team.
He was also opening batsman for Ripponden Stones Cricket Club and a player for Siddal Rugby League Club.
The Chief Constable nine’s rugby league contest trophy was re-named last year as the Matt Dunn Memorial Trophy in the detective’s honour.