Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Last Ring

Take a moment to remember our friends and associates who have passed.

John (Sko) Skommesa #5640, Retired Seattle Police Officer passed on October 5th, 2021, after battling a short illness. John served SPD for 29 years before retiring in 2020 to enjoy year-round motorcycle weather in Texas. In those 29 years, John was a dedicated Officer working assignments in West Precinct Patrol, East Precinct Patrol, Community Policing, and was most notably a popular and well-respected Officer working within the communities of the Seattle Housing Authority. More importantly, John was a gentle giant, wonderful friend and family man, conversationalist, dog lover, and die-hard Seahawks fan. John is survived by his loving wife and children and will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him as a part of the SPD Family. Service information will be forthcoming, and in the meantime, John would expect us to be rooting for the Seahawks. “GO HAWKS!