Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
 

Last Ring

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

William E. Shears #2240, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the age of 83.  Bill was hired on March 7, 1962 and retired on March 13, 1985.  A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1 PM at Hawthorne Funeral Home 1825 E College Way, Mt Vernon, WA 98273.

John Chytil #2175, Retired Seattle Police Detective, hired 10/2/1961, retired 4/11/1979, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the age of 82.  A memorial service has been scheduled and will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 11:00AM at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

Howard Segar #973, retired Seattle Police Patrolman, hired 11/9/1948, retired 5/12/1977, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the age of 94. At this time, no date has been set for a memorial service.

Jim Kegley #3175, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 80. Jim hired on June 9,1969 and served until May 11,1993.

Dennis Ronning #3349, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 74. Celebration of life service is on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive West, Everett, WA 98208.

James “Jim”  D. Stitt #1813, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on October 8, 2019, he was 85 years old.

Emil Drovetto #837, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019, he was 94 years old.

Frank Roesler #2127, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away September 26, 2019 at the age of 83. He retired on 7/22/80. No information at this time regarding a scheduled memorial.

Tom Jeffers #2834, retired Seattle Police Patrolman, passed away in Honolulu on September 17, 2019 at the age of 83. There will be no memorial service.

Martin “Marty” Grzech #2608, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, he was 85 years old. A graveside only service will be held at Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th ST, Shoreline, WA 98155 at 1300 hours on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Karl Bergstrom #2402, retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on Monday August 5, 2019 at the age of 85. There will be no memorial service at his request.

Jerry Bickel #2487 retired Seattle Police Motor Cycle Officer passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 78. Jerry requested no memorial service.

James G. Wilson #2467, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 78 years old. There will not be a service per James’ wishes.

William “Lee” Cox #2565, Retired Seattle Police Officer, passed away on Tuesday July 9, 2019, at the age of 82. Service arrangements are pending.

Rudy Vanderlaan #2767 passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age 81.

Bob Parke #2163 retired Seattle Police Detective passed away suddenly on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the age of 90. There will not be a memorial per his request.

Robert E. Rice #2031, retired Seattle Police Bomb Squad Sergeant, passed away on April 16, 2019 at the age of 89. He was eight days short of his 90th birthday. Robert’s service will be on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 1:30PM at Evergreen Washelli 11220 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA. At approximately 2:30PM there will be a gravesite service as well.

Donald H. Hagen, #1297, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 91.

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Bill Hallowell #1696, retired Seattle Police Sergeant passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 90.

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Sidney “Sid”  Reed #2343, Retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on March 11, 2019. He was 84 years old.  Per Sid’s wishes, there will be no services.

Phil Davis #3077, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 78. At his request, there will be no memorial.

Dick Somonski #3303, Retired Seattle Police Officer, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the age of 72.  No word yet regarding his memorial plan it will be announced later.

Jean Dunbar #865, who hired on as a Seattle Police Woman  on September 2, 1947,  passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 96 years old.

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Tom Guthmiller #3448, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019, at his home in Mexico. Tom was 73 years old.  Per his request, there will be no services.

Paul Giersch #2238, retired Seattle Police Bike Officer passed away suddenly on January 17, 2019 at the age of 82. There will not be a memorial service per Paul’s wishes.

Lee Benjamin #2174, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant, died on Monday, January 14, 2019. He was 83 years old. Per his request, there will be no services.

Frankie Alexander, #3271, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman, died on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He was 73 years old.

Kenneth “Ken” Nicholas #2598, Retired Seattle Police Patrolman, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was 75 years old.  A Celebration of life was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Eagles, 209 E Woodin Ave, Chelan.