Jack Stanton # 1565, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away on March 1, 2021 at the age of 90. There will not be any service.
Jack joined the department in May 1954 at the age of 24. At that time, one had to be 23 years old to apply to the PD. His starting pay was $1.86 per hour. He always worked the night shift in order to moonlight and later, to start his own business.
In 1960, he married Dorie. They were together for 44 years. They had two sons, Jack Junior and John.
Jack got tired of working off duty at various security jobs and started his own business spraying an asphalt emulsion on concrete foundations to waterproof them. The company was called Stanton Spray. Jack and Dorie ran it for 33 years. The business was very successful which caused Jack to vest with 22 years of police service so he and Dori could go full-time in the Spring in business. In the mid-1990’s, they retired to become snowbirds. They lived six months in Yuma, Arizona, and six months in Woodinville. They did this until Dorie passed away in 2004. A few years later Jack moved from Woodinville to Lacey, Washington. Jack continued to snowbird to Yuma. Jack remarried and he and his wife Sherry, eventually decided in 2016 to live full-time in Yuma.
Jack will be missed; he was known as a jokester and comedian. He resolved calls by making everyone laugh. He laughingly said he could not afford time away from his spraying business due to avoidable injuries. Maybe today’s politicians and administrators could have learned about de-escalation from Jack. .