Police colleagues from Rotherham have paid tribute following the loss of a colleague, PCSO Steph McIntyre, aged 41
Steph, who was described as “one of our much-loved team members” from Rotherham Central NHP passed away peacefully on Sunday (7 June) following a brave battle with cancer.
Having joined South Yorkshire Police in December 2006 Steph spent most of her career working in Rotherham and playing a vital part of “Team Eastwood”
Steph was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in September 2019 which had also spread to her liver.
In a message posted by Rotherham Central NHP they said “losing her will leave a huge void in our team. We will all miss her.”
Steph’s Husband, Paul McIntyre, a detective in Rotherham, shared the tribute: “Steph will leave an unfillable hole in our lives. We are all so proud of her. She loved her job, she loved her team, and she had no end of pride in the work she did and the lives she changed.
“I cannot put in to words how much I love her, and how much I will miss her.”
Inspector Chris Blake added: “Everyone who knew Steph, loved her.
“Steph was an outstanding PCSO. She really came in to her own during her time in Eastwood, and never stopped making a difference. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and you could tell she cared deeply about the community and everyone in it.
“Steph will be sorely missed by the whole team. I just hope we can all do her proud.”
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