Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Pension Office News | January 2019


  • Happy New Year!

  • The 2019 Reporting Form Packets were mailed out in November. So far, there are almost 300 who have not returned their packets. Please send them in!
  • Last month I wrote 125 members attended the Christmas luncheon at the Nile. Many members caught the fact that my article came out before the lunch even occurred. Well, 125 members actually did attend, so it turns out I’m a pretty good prognosticator as well as a great procrastinator!
  •  As you know, Federal Judge Robart was to rule if the City/Guild contract was in compliance with the DOJ/City agreement. He is reported to do this in February. So, the City is going forward with the salary increases. Labor Relations released the new salary schedules for the years 2015 through 2019 just before Christmas. The Pension Office will start the comparison of benefits calculation process after January 2, 2019. There are five years of calculations for all prior act pre-LEOFF members entitled to RCW 41.20. pension law. This hand process will take time, so expect the retro until sometime after February 1, 2019.
  • In early December, the Pension Office mailed out the Medical Benefits booklets to retirees explaining your medical and dental coverage. Let us know if you didn’t receive yours.

New Retirements

There are no retirements to report this month.

Wives & Widows

Geraldine Barmann, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Sergeant Jerry Barmann #2083, passed away on October 9, 2018 at the age of 87.

Helen Wicklund, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Patrolman Ken Sylliaasen #816, passed away on November 4, 2018 at the age of 89.

Robin Bussolette, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Forensic Detective Frank Lee #1541 (Frank was one of the first employees in the start-up State Crime Lab under George Ishii), Robin passed away on November 11, 2018 at the age of 69.

Gloria Haimes, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Mounted Officer Howard Haimes #2014 (Howard was one of the original Cadets back in 1959), passed away on December 15, 2018 at the age of 80.

Margaret Waters, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Harbor Diver Don Waters #1003, passed away on December 10, 2018 at the age of 90.