Stamm, Larry D.
Undersheriff, Sacramento Sheriff's Dept, Board of Corrections Ca, Life Member NCPOA and Past President 1984
Stamm, Larry D. Born in Concordia, Kansas on February 9th, 1935, Larry passed away at his home on June 10th, 2015 with his wife Marcie by his side after losing his battle with cancer. Larry is survived by his loving wife Marcie (Zenker) of 59 years; they were married at St, Peter's Lutheran Church, Elk Grove, CA on June 7th, 1956. He Is also survived by his children James, Jeff (Jill) and Burt, his sister, Adda Lou Davis (Denny); and his brother Max (Tammy). He was the proud grandfather to six grandchildren (Eric, Dallas, Jon, Hunter, Taylor and Morgan) and recently became a great grandfather to Shiloh James Stamm, Larry was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Edna (Moore) Stamm, and his older brother Loren.
Larry was a member of the following professional organizations: Association of Department Veterans and Employees, 711 Club (Past President and Life Member); Northern California Peace Officers Association, NCPOA (Past President and Life Member), National Jail Managers Association (Life Member), California State Sheriff's Association. He was also very active in the South Sacramento Moose Lodge, the Florin VFW, Elk Grove Elks, AMVETS, and the Concordia, Kansas American Legion. His educational accomplishments include an Associate's Degree, a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration with specialization in Criminal Justice and all course work completed for a Master of Arts in Social Science with specialization in Public Administration. Larry received many awards and decorations over the course of his professional life - for his US Navy service he was awarded the National Defense Medal, the United Nations Medal, the China Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. Following his retirement from the Sheriff's Department he received a letter from President George H.W. Bush highlighting a career characterized by his loyalty and dedication to law enforcement after a distinguished 31 year career.
Winter, Leroy R. Sergeant Sacramento Sheriff's Dept (ret)
Life Member NCPOA
Retired Sergeant Lee Winter passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was 93 years old. He received the Purple Heart in World War II. He was shot down on a bombing mission over Italy and taken prisoner. He escaped and made his way on foot out of the country back to England where he was able to rejoin the war. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force.
After the war he played professional baseball for several years. He was a catcher for the Sacramento Solons in the early 1950's.
He joined the Sheriff's Department after his baseball career and retired as a Sergeant.
He leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Kathleen; his granddaughter, Tami Johnson, Cook at the Main Jail; two grandson's, Sergeant Doug Johnson, R.C.C.C. and Deputy Chris Johnson, S.E.D.
Davey, Dixon Sac PD /Sac DA (ret)
Life Member NCPOA
Born in Sacramento January 2, 1927, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, September 12. A Navy veteran of WWII, he devoted his life to public service. Following the war he served as an officer on the Sacramento Police Department, then on the newly formed North Sacramento Police Department. Later a welfare fraud investigator, he retired as an investigator for the District Attorney. He continued his service as a volunteer at the Sheriff's Department until just before his death. He spent his last week with his sons Michael and Brian at his side. He dearly loved his two sons, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. His family thanks the doctors, nurses, and staff at Kaiser Hospital for treating him with the kindness, dignity and respect he so richly deserved. A celebration of his life is being planned and will be announced.
John P. Thompson,
John P. Thompson of Carmichael passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 28, 2017, at age 88. Born September 3, 1928 in Madison Wisconsin.. Devoted husband of 65 years to Dottie, the love of his life. Loving father of Lyn (Stan), Joan (Paul), and Kay. Proud "Pop-Pop" to 6 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids. Past Wise Master of Scottish Rite Bodies in Sacramento, Past Master of Bicentennial Daylight Masonic Lodge #830, past member of Ben Ali Shrine Temple Chanter Unit and Elks Lodge #2103 in Carmichael.
William (Bill) Muir
Sacramento District Attorney Investigator
William Alfred Muir born in Whitelaw, Alberta, Canada on December 26, 1932 passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on March 26, 2017. Bill grew up on a farm in Iowa and moved to California in 1947. He was a graduate of San Juan High School and Sacramento State College and served in the Marine Corps until 1955. Bill retired from his career as a Criminal Investigator for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office in 1989. He is survived by son John (Becky), son Richard (Lisa), daughter Amber (Shawn), sister Marty and numerous grandchildren. Bill is predeceased by his parents Al and Lois, wife Janice, daughters Kathleen and Elizabeth and sister Nina. .
Steve Mihanovich, Life Member
Lieutenant, Sacramento Police Dept. (ret)
Long-time resident of Sacramento, passed away on April 25th, 2017, born in Detroit, Michigan October 23, 1926 to John and Eva Mihanovich, retired after 32 years from the Sacramento Police Department as a Lieutenant. Married to Gail (Smith) January 30, 1955. Loving father to Doris Samson (deceased) and Steven; proud "Djed" of D.J. and Sarah Samson, Elise and Derrick Mihanovich. Will be missed by his cousin Tony Mihanovich. Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association. Member of Romulus Club, Croatian American Cultural Center and Sacramento Veteran Police Officers Association.
George W. Meglemre
US Treasury Special Agent (ret)
April 21, 2017 George W. Meglemre died April 21, 2017, at his home in Carmichael, CA, at 81 years of age from ALS (Lou Gehrig's) and related problems. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Ilinka Mihich-Meglemre and daughter Desa Donahue and grandsons Nolan, 12 and Dalton 10. He was raised in Ontario, CA, He graduated from San Jose State College with a degree in Police Science in 1965 and started his law enforcement career in 1965 with the Office of Naval Intelligence - Naval Investigative Service (NIS) as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator, working in Vietnam, San Francisco and Long Beach. In 1970 he transferred to U.S. Customs Service, under U. S. Treasury Department, as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator in the Los Angeles area. In 1970 he was signed temporary duty for a 90 day tour on the Sky Marshal Program until permanent air security personnel could be hired and trained. As a Special Agent, under U. S. Treasury, he also was assigned duties to assist the Secret Service on presidential protection details. After retirement in 1986 he and his family moved to Sutter Creek, CA, until moving to Carmichael, CA, in 2016. A special thank you to Sutter Hospice for their loving care and support.
Howard Bernhard Mehl died on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Rocklin following an illness associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Howard was born and raised in Loomis to Hugo Bernhard Mehl and Annelia Elizabeth Caldwell Mehl and spent much of his life in Placer county, often proudly sharing that he was a fifth-generation Loomis-area resident. He entered the California Highway Patrol Academy in January 1957 and was first assigned to East Los Angeles where he began motorcycle road patrol duty. His CHP-career assignments included: Sacramento County; Auburn; CHP detail policing during the Free Speech Movement protests at UC Berkeley, Oakland, and SF's Haight Ashbury in the early-mid 1960s; CHP Headquarters in Sacramento; Gold Run; Baldwin Park; and North Sacramento. He returned to Gold Run for his final assignment in 1983 as Lieutenant Commander and retired in 1990. Howard and his wife, Geraldine, were avid sailors and spent most weekends sailing their Lido 14 or Santana 21 at Folsom Lake,. He was a frequent participant in the California Police Olympics earning 16 medals for sailing including: Five gold, eight silver, and three bronze. He remained active in his retirement with many clubs and organizations including, but not limited to: Penrhyn Gold Hill Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ben Ali Shrine (Motor Escort), Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, Loomis Lions Club, Loomis Basin Historical Society, CAHP Credit Union (past director), CAHP, NCPOA, International Police Association, Folsom Lake Yacht Club, Donner Lake Sailing Club, and the South Placer CHP Retirees Group. He participated in a total of 21 organizations. He was also a regular contributor to the Loomis News Looking Back column for many years. Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine Mehl, brother Howard William Bledsoe, and brother John Mehl. He is survived by his son James Mehl (Ruth), his son Steven Mehl (Debbie), his daughter Claudine Mehl (Scott), his four grandchildren and his two great-grand-children
Mehl, Howard B.
California Highway Patrol (ret)
James W. Newberry
Sacramento Probation Dept. (ret)
James W. Newberry was a long time member of the NCPOA and when he retired, he and Gretchen Mohr moved to Washington. They frequently returned to Sacramento over the years and often made the January luncheon in Jackson. Sadly, James passed away on June 8, 2017. May he rest in peace.
Chapman, Eugene "Geno"
Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.
It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Gene "Geno" Chapman announce his passing on 9/24/2017, at the age of 79. Geno was a career Law Enforcement Officer serving the residents of Sacramento County as a Deputy for over 27 years. Geno was a moving force behind the annual Pig Bowl Football game during the entire history of the game. He will be missed and may he rest in peace.