Brigham City Asst Police Chief funeral planned for next Saturday

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UPDATE: Brigham City Assistant Police Chief Dennis Vincent, who suffered an atastrophic aneurysm during a fitness test last week has died.

In a post on the Brigham City Police Facebook page, they said Vincent passed away Friday, October 26th. The following obituary was posted for him as well:

BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, co-worker and friend, Dennis Burt Vincent, 53, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the University of Utah Medical Center from complications of a brain aneurism.

He was born May 6, 1965 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Milton Burt and Leah Claire Jensen Vincent.

Dennis was reared and educated in Brigham City, and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1983 and Weber State Police Academy in 1989.

He married his sweetheart Karrie-de Christensen in the Salt Lake Temple on March 31, 1989.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in the Young Men’s, High Priest Group Leader and currently serving in the Brigham City 1st Ward as First Counselor in the Bishopric.

Dennis started his law enforcement career with the Willard Police in 1990 and eventually served as Chief of Police and also worked for Perry Police. He then joined the Brigham City Police Department in 1994 and was the Assistant Chief of Police and the Emergency Manager for Brigham City. He was also the Medical Examiner Investigator for Box Elder County. Dennis also belonged to the Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team (DMORT). He served on the Utah Law Enforcement Torch Run Council, and facilitated the Special Olympics Torch Run in Box Elder County.

Dennis enjoyed cooking, smoking meat, camping, traveling, cracking jokes, hiking and spoiling his wife with endless selfless acts.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gift of Life Organ Donation, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 or the New Hope Crisis Center Reindeer Games, 435 East 700 South, Brigham City, UT 84302.

The family would like to thank Dennis’s Law Enforcement brothers, doctors and nurses at the U of U and everyone for their love and support.

Surviving are his wife, Karrie-de; his four sons, JD (Marissa); Cody; Nathan and Kyle Vincent; three grandchildren, Addie, Tytan and Axel; his parents, Milt and Leah; three siblings, Tyler (Julie) Vincent; Dena Vincent and Dawn (Greg) Poor.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Box Elder Stake Center, 420 South 800 West, Brigham City, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and on Saturday at the church from 12 Noon to 12:40 p.m.

Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where police honors will be accorded.

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BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (News4utah) – A Brigham City Assistant Police Chief has been hospitalized after suffering an atastrophic aneurysm during a fitness test Thursday morning. 

In a post on the Brigham City Police Facebook page, authorities said Assistant Chief Dennis Vincent collapsed after taking his annual physical fitness standards test. He was later diagnosed as having a catastrophic aneurysm and CVA (stroke).

Vincent was immediately taken to the Brigham City Community Hospital and then air lifted to the University of Utah Hospital’s Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) where he underwent brain surgery to stop the bleeding.

During the surgery, they discovered a second aneurysm. 

“Everyone who knows Dennis knows what an amazing man he is,” said the post. “We love him and want him back healthy and whole again. We ask that you please keep Dennis and his family in your prayers during this extraordinarily difficult time.”

As of Saturday night, Vincent was listed in critical but stable condition. 

“Today he was heavily sedated. They infused some platelets and put in an intercranial monitor,” said the post. “The next few days there are concerns of the brain swelling which can be very unpredictable. Apparently, there will still be no visitors for at least 3 to 5 days.” 

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