Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
 

Last Ring

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

Loren "LD" Grumbly #5140, separated Seattle police patrol officer, passed away on December 23rd at 66 years of age.  A service will be held on January 14th from 3 pm to 4 pm at the Evergreen Staples Funeral Home, 3414 NE 52nd St., Vancouver, WA.

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Michael Scott #2557, retired Seattle Police  Patrol Officer, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 82 years of age. Mike was hired on March 16, 1964 and retired on April 20, 1992.  There will not be any services .

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Robert "Bob" Caruth #2244, retired Seattle police patrol sergeant, passed away on December 12th at 82 years of age. His wife of sixty-two years, Jackie advised that a family service has been held.

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Barry Newsom #2987, retired Seattle Police Patrol Officer, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 73 years of age.  Barry was hired on October 23, 1968 and retired on March 10, 1981.

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Keith McGehe #2893, retired Seattle Police Chief Communications Dispatcher, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 77 years of age.  Keith was hired on April 16, 1968 and retired on July 20, 1995.

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Michael R. Germann #2714, Retired Seattle Police Captain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 79 years of age. Mike was hired on June 20, 1967, and retired on December 12, 1992, after 25 years of service. When Mike retired from SPD, he was immediately appointed as the Executive Secretary to the Seattle Police Pension Office  Mike officially retired entirely in January 2010.

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Steve O'Leary #4333, retired Seattle police homicide detective, passed away early this morning, November 2nd, 2021 at the age of 68.  Steve retired on July 10, 2006.

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Tom Helms #3561, retired Seattle police detective, passed away on October 25th at 74 years of age.  Tom was hired on April 19, 1971 and retired for disability on January 1, 1997. 

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Dick Johnson #2519, Retired Seattle Police Officer, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 74 years of age. Dick was hired on December 10, 1968 and retired on disability on January 6, 1977.

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Richard “Dick” Carr #3323, Retired Seattle Police Patrol Officer who after retirement became a Civilian Quartermaster at the South Precinct, passed away on October 8, 2021 at 80 years of age.  Dick was hired on January 6, 1970 and retired after 31 years of service on May 8, 2001.

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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.

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Jim Muir #3567, retired Seattle police diver, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the age of 74.  Jim was hired on April 21, 1971 and retired after thirty-six years of service on January 12, 2007.  Per Jim's request there will be no services

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William “Bill” Hebert #2364, retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away on September 20, 2021 at 77 years of age. Bill was hired on September 16, 1963 and retired on September 22, 2004.  A service will be planned and notifications made once they are determined.

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Mike Bolger #2966, retired Seattle police officer, passed away on Wednesday, September 15th at 85 years of age.  Mike was hired on November 12, 1968 and retired for disability on May 8, 1977.  Mike was living in New Mexico with his wife of ten years, Julie.  Per Mike's request, there will be no services.

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Ron Rispoli #3649, Retired Seattle Police Detective, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 76.  There will be a service planned for a future date.

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John Hoberg #1302, retired Seattle police officer, passed away on Monday, August 16th at the age of 96.  John was hired on the department on January 2, 1952 and retired after twenty-eight years of service on October 8, 1980.  John enjoyed forty-one years of retirement.  A service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 11:00 am at Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn.

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Emett Kelsie #2794, retired Seattle police lieutenant, passed away on Saturday, August 7th at the age of 76.  Emett joined the department on October 30, 1967 and retired after thirty-two years of service on January 19, 2000.  Memorial service announcement will be published at a later date.

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Robert L. Woolverton #2582, retired Seattle police sergeant, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021.  Bob was 82 years old.  He was hired on the department on May 25, 1966 and retired after 27 years of service in October 1993.  Per Bob's request there will be no services.

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Daniel G. Love #5051, vested Seattle police patrol officer, passed away in Arizona on July 18th at the age of 61.  Dan joined the department on July 8, 1986 and left after thirteen years of service in 1999.

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Ted Gormley #2100, Retired Seattle Police Patrol Officer, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 83 years of age. A service is currently being planned and we will make notification once confirmed.

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Tom “TC” Miller #3023, retired Seattle Police Homicide Sergeant passed away on July 13th, 2021, at the age of 76.

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John “Jack” Fox #2596, Retired Seattle Police Patrol Officer, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 84 years of age.

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Glenn Gilbert #2511, Retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the age of 83. A memorial service has been scheduled for Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 2:30PM at Stone Mortuary, 22272 Foss Road Ne, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

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Robert “Bob” Armstrong #1516, Retired Seattle Police Officer passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the age of 91. Per Bob’s wishes, no service will be scheduled.

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James “JD” Nicholson #2622, Retired Seattle Police Detective, passed away on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at 78 years of age.  JD was hired on October 10, 1966 and retired on January 19, 1993.

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Bert Richards #1693, retired Seattle police detective, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 just shy of his 94th birthday.

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William “Bill” Kirk #3358, Retired Seattle Patrol Officer passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 82 years of age. Bill was hired on April 10, 1970 and retired after 20 years on April 14, 1990. A service has been planned for June 2nd, 2021 at 10:00AM at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042.

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Pat Munter #2638, Retired Seattle Police Major, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 77 years of age. Pat was hired on November 14, 1966 and retired  on March 21, 1995.  At this time there are no plans for a memorial.

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William “Bill” Green #2236, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant, passed away unexpectedly this morning, April 28, 2021 at 83 years of age. Bill was hired on March 5, 1962 and retired after 30 years of service on September 11, 1992.  At this time, there are no services planned, should a service be planned we will publish that information at a later date

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Mark Bisson # 5080, Retired Seattle Police Patrol Officer passed away on April 22, 2021 at the age of 57

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Manny Washington #4078 retired Seattle Police Detective passed away on April 5, 2021 at the age of 74. At the family's request, due to Covid there will be a private family funeral service. Eventually, there will be a Celebration of Life that all can attend at a later date.

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Ernie Bisset #1286, retired Seattle police lieutenant, passed away on March 26, 2020.  Ernie was 89 years old.  Due to the COVID pandemic the family was not able to hold a memorial service.  Now the date has been set.  Ernie's Celebration of Life will be held on August 7th at the Aurora Community Church, 1900 N. 175th St. in Shoreline.  The service is scheduled to begin at 10:45 am.

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Marcus L. Taylor #3655, retired Seattle police officer, passed away on March 19th at the age of 82.  At this time there are no services planned.

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Robert “Bob” Condit #2851 passed away on March 2, 2021 at the age of 79. There will not be a memorial service.

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Jack Stanton # 1565, retired Seattle Police Patrolman passed away on March 1, 2021 at the age of 90. There will not be any service.

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Jack N. Moore #1353 retired Seattle police detective sergeant passed away on February 23, 2021 at the age of 95. Joining SPD in March 1952, Jack retired on March 30, 1977 with exactly 25 years of service.

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Assistant Chief of Police Charles "Ray" Connery #1344 passed away on February 20th at the age of 92.  Ray was hired on the department as a patrolman on March 31, 1952. Rising through the ranks, Chief of Police Pat Fitzsimons appointed Ray to assistant chief. 

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Steve Martin #4629, retired Seattle police sergeant, passed away on February 19th at the age of 60. Hired in January 1982, Steve retired in June 2012. The day before his 61st birthday while talking to a neighbor he collapsed and suddenly passed away. There will be a Celebration of Life at the SPAA Range Pavilion on April 24th, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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Richard "Rich" Heideman #6651, retired Seattle police patrolman, passed away early this morning, February 10th at the age of 72.  Rich was hired on March 20, 2000 and retired on August 27, 2009.  He spent his career working in patrol.  Rich's wife of 48 years Chris advises there may be a service in the distant future but as of now nothing is planned.

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Larry Cotton #4425, retired Seattle police patrolman passed away on January 30, 2021 in Everett, WA.  Larry was hired in 1980 and retired after 25 years of service in 2005.  He spent his career working in the West and North Precincts and for a time was a member of the SWAT/ERT team. A private family service will be held in the distant future.

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Joy Mundy #4433, Retired Seattle Police Sergeant passed away on January 18, 2021 at 72 years of age.  Joy was hired on May 13, 1980 and retired on September 30, 2005.

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Albert “Al” Williams #4071, Retired Seattle Police Homicide Detective passed away on January 17, 2021 at the age of 74.  Al was hired on December 10, 1976 and retired on January 18, 1995.Future memorial service information may be published when available.

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Ray Loso #3489, Retired Seattle Police Officer passed away on January 17, 2021 at 78 years of age.  Ray was hired on September 25, 1970 and retired on a Line of Duty Disability on March 3, 1979.

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