Fellow IPA Members,
Geoff Getchman, our past IPA Region 24 President, retired Seattle Police Lieutenant and Helicopter Pilot passed away Saturday, April 2,2016 . Geoff was 69 years of age upon passing.
Morning Grave-site Services were conducted April 22nd, 2016 at Tahoma National Cemetery culminated by a 21-Gun Salute with the KCSO's UH-1H “Huey” doing a tree-top fly-by. After circling 3 times, the Helicopter departed into the distance. Geoff piloted that very model of Huey in Vietnam combat, earning the Purple Heart medal for his heroic actions.
Afternoon Eulogies were conducted at the John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park. The SPD Honor Guard presented the Colors and an SPD Bag-Piper performed Amazing Grace. A reception followed in the church hall.
Geoff had valiantly battled cancer for a number of years. He is at peace at last.
We wish to thank all of you who prayed for him and visited him during his illness.
Respectfully, Region 24.
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