Gregory Edward Suggett
Feb 22, 1966 – Jan 4, 2012
Det. Gregory Edward Suggett, #6190, passed away suddenly on 1/4/12, surrounded by family and friends at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA, after a brief illness. He was 45 years old.
Greg was born in Seattle, WA, February 22, 1966. He graduated from Charles Wright Academy High School, class of 1984. He joined the U.S. Army in 1986, serving for five years, becoming a Warrant Officer, piloting helicopters and receiving a Flight medal. He is a combat veteran of Desert Storm. He also served two years in the National Guard Reserve.
Greg joined the Seattle Police Department in September 1996, and served his Patrol time in the North Precinct, 2 nd Watch. In 2002 he was assigned as a Detective, first in the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, later running the Department’s Computer Forensics Lab, and finally serving in the Auto Theft Unit. He had just returned to North Precinct Patrol at the time of his illness.
Greg was a family man, and tried to spend as much time with his family as possible. He leaves behind his wife Kim, and five daughters: Brigid, Mary, Katie, Madison and Sidney; and his granddaughter Mary. He leaves behind his parents, Mel and Evelyn, his sister, Leslie and many great friends.
He was an outdoorsman , he loved to spend time with his family at his cabin in Chelan, boating and jet skiing. He loved fishing for salmon on the Snake River.
Greg had a passion for flying. He obtained his private pilot’s license in his teens, which rumor, unsubstantiated, has it, he put to good use on at least one occasion to conduct an aerial “toilet papering” of a high school grid iron with a close friend.
And Greg loved music. Greg was an accomplished guitarist. His latest band was called the Grey-tones, a reference to the ages of the members: neighbors who met to jam in his garage until they eventually formed enough of a repertoire to perform gigs. He maintained close friendships with his fellow musicians.
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