THE funeral of a detective who used to work in Huddersfield has taken place.
Mourners packed Wakefield Crematorium for the service for Det Sgt David Heptinstall.
The 41-year-old joined West Yorkshire Police in 1990 and served in the Huddersfield and Wakefield areas before joining Crime Division.
He collapsed and died while driving home a week last Monday.
Det Sgt Heptinstall lived at Crigglestone in Wakefield and leaves a wife and two children aged 18 and 16.
Det Chief Supt Howard Crowther, Head of Crime Division, said: "We are all saddened by David’s sudden death. He was dedicated to his job which he enjoyed immensely.
"He was recently commended for his key part in a four-year investigation and conviction of a Greek man for the manslaughter of Stephanie Hammill, but it is his wry sense of humour that his colleagues are already missing .
“Our support goes to his family and friends at this time."
Former Huddersfield University student Ioannis Revenikiotis, 28, was jailed for 11 years last November or the manslaughter and kidnap of Stephanie Hammill from a Wakefield street.
The 20-year-old travel agent died after jumping or falling from his car as he sped off with her in 2003.
The painstaking investigation took four years to bring Revenikiotis to justice.