Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
 

Last Ring

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

Ray Carroll, retired Seattle Police Major, passed away in hospice on December 26, 2013. Ray was 85 at the time of his passing. Ray’s memorial  will be held Saturday,  January 4, 2014 at 10:00am at the Nile Shrine Temple, 6601  244th SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA.  98043 (205th and I-5).

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Alfred “ Fred” Carmony   #1738 retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away  peacefully yesterday, December 17, 2013.  He  passed away fifty days before his 90th  birthday.

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Ray Gonty #2146, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away unexpectedly at home while recovering from back surgery on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Ray was 76 years of age upon passing.

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Mario Navarette #4404, retired Seattle Police Sergeant passed away suddenly Saturday night, October 26, 2013. He was 61 years of age upon passing.

His memorial inturnment will be at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042.

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Bill Conn #2824, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2013. He was 69 years of age upon passing. Bill requested that there not be any memorial services.

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John Blackwood passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2013. He was 84 years old.

The Memorial Service is 1:00pm on October 26, 2013 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Street, Snohomish, WA. 98290.

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Bill Tanner # 1412 passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, He was 87 years of age. Bill requested there be no memorial services.

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Larry Erickson #1140, retired Seattle Police Officer passed away on October 1, 2013. He was 91 years of age upon passing.

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Earl (Sonny) Davis #3057 passed away in September 2013. He was 69..

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Dick Thomas #2075, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on September 16, 2013. He was 76 years of age upon passing.

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Wallace “Wally” Hingtgen #1849, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on September 12, 2013. He was 81 years of age upon passing. 

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Robert Ballantyne #2216, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on August 17, 2013 after a long illness. He was 76 years of age upon passing.

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Gerard “Pat” Lui #1428, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on July 25, 2013. He was 85 years of age upon passing.

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Russell Stallman #1899, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away Saturday, July 20th, 2013.  He was 81 years of age upon passing.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 28th, 2013.

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Steve Butler #2610, retired Seattle Police Lieutenant, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. He was 70 years of age upon passing.

Steve’s funeral service is Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evergeen-Washelli Funeral Home at 11111 Aurora Avenue North.

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Ted E. Jensen #2004, retired Seattle Police Detective Sergeant passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. He was 81 years of age upon passing.

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Richard Steiner #2317, retired Seattle Police Homicide Detective, passed away on July 4, 2013 after a long illness. He was 74 years of age upon passing.

Dick graduated from Highline, and then went into the US Navy for four years. Dick joined the Seattle Police Department as a Patrolman on January 14, 1963. He and John Boren #2235 (who was already on the Department) teamed on Car 120 which was Skid Road and the International District. They worked the district for three years.

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Robert L. Miller #2447, retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2013. Bob was 75 years of age upon passing.
 
Bob was born and raised in Fairmont, West Virginia, which is the reason for his nickname “Red Neck”. In 1958, after graduating from high school, he got tired of coming in second best in a long series of disputes with his uncle who lived with Bob and his mother. So he joined the US Navy.

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Retired Officer Phil Halverson #1498 passed away Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 3:15pm. His daughter, Linda, has been caring for Phil during his difficulties. More details will be posted when available.

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Gerald Barmann #2083, retired Seattle Police Sergeant passed away on May 14, 2013 at the age of 85.

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Michael Shoddy #2941, retired Seattle Police Officer, passed away on May 12, 2013. He was 69 years old upon his passing.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 15th, 2013.

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James (JJ) Hill, retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013. He was 70 years old at the time of his passing. No information about memorial services is currently available.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Alvin Wilding #1574, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 85 years old at the time of his passing.

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Billy Wright #3043, Retired Seattle Police Major, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was 75 years of age upon his passing.  Mass Service @ 10AM at St.  Paul Catholic Church, 10001 – 57th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178. Burial after service, approximately 12:30 at:Sunset Hills Cemetery, 1215 145th Place S, Bellevue, WA 98007.

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John W. Carlson #2229, retired Seattle Police Harbor Patrolman, passed away on April 14, 2013. He was 82 years of age upon his passing

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Chaplin John Oas  passed away on April 8, 3013 at Highline hospital following a brief illness.  John has been a friend and family member to this department for over 35 years and his presence will be greatly missed.

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Retired SPD Officer Phil Forsell #2323, died Saturday, April 6th, 2013. He was 71 years of age upon his passing.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the SPAA Range Pavilion at 2:00PM.

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Donald Talmadge #1365, Retired Seattle Police Lieutenant, passed away on March 25th,  2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years of age upon his passing.

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Seattle Police Officer Vernon Burt #473, died on March 16, 2013. He was 99 years of age upon his passing (2 ½ months from 100 years old). A private graveside service was held on Friday March 22nd and a public memorial is in the process of being planned. 

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Boyd “Bucky” Pramhus #2237 retired Seattle Police Mounted Patrol Officer passed away on March 4, 2013. He was 77 years of age upon his passing.

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Dave Orange #3098, retired Seattle Police Detective Sergeant passed away on Thursday February 21, 2013 after a long illness. He had his 67th birthday, the day before he passed

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 Robert “Red” Hirschberg #1449, retired Seattle Police Lieutenant, passed away on February 20, 2013. He was 92 years of age upon passing.

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Retired Seattle Police Officer Joe Moore, #1645 passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was eleven days short of his 89th birthday.

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Bernie Miller #2454, retired Seattle Police Detective Sergeant passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2013. He was 74 years of age upon passing. 

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