Derbyshire’s Chief Constable Mick Creedon has paid tribute to Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein, who was found dead on the moors above the Goyt Valley over the weekend.
Mr Frohwein, 48, went missing from his home in Buxton on November 17. His body was found on Saturday. He was Chief Inspector for Chesterfield and the Amber Valley.
Mr Creedon said: “Tim was a thoughtful man who was committed to his family. He had worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 1993 having previously worked in the Kent and Cheshire police services. During a career break he also worked as a chief executive of an overseas charity.
“Tim worked across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales area as well as at police headquarters in Ripley, in roads policing and most recently in Chesterfield. He was experienced in land search and he was a highly experienced hostage negotiator.
“We have lost a valued member of the police service and his friends and colleagues will mourn his passing. My sincere condolences go to Tim’s family, particularly his wife and sons.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Alan Charles, added: “I would like join with the Chief Constable in passing on my sincere condolences to Tim’s family at this difficult time.”