Dean served at Markdale and Grey County (Chatsworth) Detachments before retiring as a Provincial Constable from South Bruce (Walkerton) Detachment on March 31, 2016. Dean is survived by his wife Sharon, and their children Michael, Melissa and Steven, son-in-law OPP Constable Steve Hillier (DT/Investigator OCEB London), brother Retired OPP Inspector Mark Rutherford (GHQ), brother-in-Law Gene Osmond (Retired Toronto Police), nephews OPP Special Constable Mackenzie Rutherford (Offender Transport East Region), OPP Constable Matthew Rutherford (DT/CSCU Investigator East Region), cousins, OPP Retired Sergeant Robert Fleming (Essex) and OPP Retired Constable Donald Fleming (Central Region Canine Handler Barrie), and predeceased by father Retired S/Sgt. Mac Rutherford.