Gregory Edward Suggett

Feb 22, 1966 – Jan 4, 2012

Obituary

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.

Guestbook

Susan and Gene White
Des Moines, WA
Jan 26, 2012

We've never had the pleasure of knowing Greg but we are good friends of his parents, Mel and Evie. We are so saddened by this news and our love, hearts, prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

Sarah Mortensen
Everett, WA
Jan 23, 2012

We miss you Greg, every day.

Richard Thietje
Olympia, WA
Jan 17, 2012

Very sorry to hear about Greg's passing. He was one of my best friends at CWA. We spent many nights with our friends playing music to the wee hours. Tried to get in touch a few times over the years but it wasn't in the cards. My thoughts of peace go out to Greg's family and friends. I will miss him.

Geri Silcox
Mill Creek, WA
Jan 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Geri

Raynetta Maggiacomo
Bonney Lake , Wa
Jan 12, 2012

Kim, Madison, Sidney & Little Mary,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I learned what a great, compassionate man Greg was when we were going through a tough ordeal. He was there for me when I needed a "keep fighting" attitude and I will never forget his kindness. My son Tommy adored him during the short times he spent "jamming" with him. I am saddened that Little Mary (my granddaughter) will not enjoy his love for her as he did with his children. I pray for peace, comfort and Gods healing hands on your heart. If there is anything you need we are here for you. Considering the circumstances we could not show our support at the funeral but our hearts were there is spirit. Much love to you and your beautiful girls.

Ty Bruce
Mercer Island, WA
Jan 12, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with Greg Suggetts family, friends, dept. and community. He will be remembered as a hero who left to soon. RIP

Marta Stenzel
Bellevue, WA
Jan 12, 2012

Kim, I am very sorry for your loss. I pray to God for you and your family to give you strength and comfort during this time and days ahead.

Jane Turlo
Bothell, WA
Jan 12, 2012

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Alan M. Singer
Seattle, Wa
Jan 12, 2012

As usual, it always feels that it must be easier for the one going than for those of us remaining. I knew Greg for most of his life but lost touch the last 12 years. Just when things are going great, the good Lord takes us to task. Bless you Greg. Alan

Soumaly Luangphasy
Vancouver, WA
Jan 11, 2012

Kim- I was so sorry to hear of your lost. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Mike Tamboer
Everett , WA
Jan 11, 2012

Greg was my best friend, music mentor and brother that I never had. He leaves behind many happy memories that will never be forgotten.

Kim,Sydney,Maddison, Evelyn, Mel,Leslie,Bridgette,Katie and Mary: Thank you for Greg and the time we all had with him.

We love you Kim and are here for you in the future.

Mike

The Greytones

Tanya Copenhaver
Yakima, WA
Jan 11, 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting Greg when we worked an ICAC case together several years ago. We have remained friends although our busy lives prevented us from talking very often! He loved his family and was so proud of his girls! He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him!

Kim- you and the girls and the rest of your family are in my prayers during this horribly difficult time!

Cornelia Queen
Port Richey, FL
Jan 11, 2012

KIm- I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cyndi Botica
Orangevale, Ca
Jan 11, 2012

Kim

I was so sorry to hear of your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Sha Eppley
Keizer, OR
Jan 11, 2012

Kim - I'm so sorry I never got to meet Greg, and yet I heard all the stories from how you two met, married, had a baby, and all the little things in between. Tragically, he was one of the great protectors of children, which I always thought was heroic. I pray for God's peace and presence to be with you through an unthinkable time.

Brian Ballew
Port Orchard, WA
Jan 10, 2012

I was one of Greg's FTO's when he started with SPD. He was a good guy. I wish I could have gotten to know him better. Deeply sorry for your loss.

Shane Macaulay
Bellevue, WA
Jan 9, 2012

Kim-

I am terribly sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Gail Beyers
Melbourne,, FL
Jan 9, 2012

Kim, I never got to meet Greg but I'm sure that we would have enjoyed each other's company and had lots to talk about with him being an outdoorsmen. Rejoice in the fabulous times that you had together and treasure those memories. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love you

Gail

Dave & Veda Hall
Edmonds, WA
Jan 9, 2012

The family and friends are in our thoughts and

prayers at this difficult time.

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