Joy Mundy #4433, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant passed away on January 18, 2021 at 72 years of age. Joy fought a very courageous 20 year with cancer. Joy was hired on May 13, 1980 and retired on September 30, 2005.
Sgt Mundy came to Seattle PD via the way of Watkins Glen, New York. When Joy started in 1080, women patrol officers wore the same cut of trousers as the men. Joy petitioned the Uniform Committee to approve a class A trouser better fitted for females. Joy was immediately appointed as the Guild Rep to the committee and the change was implemented.
Also of note, Joy was the prime mover to have a SPD Yearbook, which the Department had for three years or so. Joy often said that the number 13 was her lucky number. Her birthday was March 13, she started the SPD Academy on May 13 and she married her husband, Karl Schneider on May 13, 1994. They spent many years traveling in their RV and their beloved cat Dusty was right along side of them.