A long-time Brigham City police officer has died, just over a week after suffering a stroke while completing a physical fitness test. Assistant Chief Dennis Vincent died Friday evening at a Salt Lake area hospital, where he was receiving treatment.
The Brigham City Police Department announced Vincent’s passing on their Facebook page. A part of the statement read, “It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and brother, Dennis Vincent, passed away.” It concluded saying, “We are all forever changed from having known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
On October 18, Vincent was taking his annual physical fitness standards test. Moments after finishing, he collapsed and was rushed to the Brigham City Community Hospital.
Doctors determined that Vincent had suffered a catastrophic aneurysm. He was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Utah Hospital’s Neuro Critical Care Unit, where he underwent surgery to stop the bleeding. During the procedure, doctors discovered a second aneurysm.
During the past week, Vincent remained in critical condition while doctors tried to relieve pressure on his brain.
Saturday morning officers from the Brigham City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies participated in an Honor Watch. They transported his body from the U of U Medical Center to Gillies Mortuary. Funeral services are being arranged.