Committal Service:

4/12/2011 12:30 p.m., Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area “B,” 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80235

Richard Michael Shook

February 23, 1948 :: Adrian, Michigan
Passed Away:
March 31, 2011 :: Denver, Colorado

Richard Shook, of Denver, passed away March 31, at the age of 63. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Jana; two children, Matt and Amy; and two brothers, Tim and Jim.

He lived a full life of public service. He served in the Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. He recently retired from the Denver Police Department as a Sgt. with 37 years of loyal service. Rick was devoted to his profession and the safety of the people and community of Denver. He was dearly loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Denver Police Protective Association Relief Fund. Donate online at or by mail to:

Denver Police Protective Association Relief Fund
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80211


17 Responses to Richard Michael Shook

  1. Jodie (Stickney) says:

    What can I say about you, Rick? The hours we worked District I together (Baca’s Eagles!) and the hours we worked out in the gym. I just learned of your passing and my heart breaks. Thank you for the things you taught me about the street and the laughs we shared.

  2. Jeff Rawson 86043 says:

    Sadly, I just learned of Rick’s passing. To his family, I send my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. It is my prayer that Rick is now resting in peace, reaping the benefits of a life well lived!

  3. Gabriel B.Madrid says:

    Rick….. Sorry for your pain, wish you could have stayed longer a void has been left that can not be replaced. Gabe

  4. Gary Lauricella says:

    Matt and Amy, Dru and I watched you two grow up and spent many great hours with your dad and mother. Rick and I went through the academy together and although we were stunned when he left to be a state trooper we knew he had to do it. So imagine how great it was when he returned. Although we lost contact in later years, know your dad was a great man who loved what he did and we will miss him dearly.

  5. C.F. "Gus" Gustafson 79066 DPD Retired says:

    Rick and I were partners in Dist.1. He was always the consummate professional. After he retired I would occasionally run into Rick at our grocery store, and I could see that he was in pain. I’m sorry we didn’t stay closer. Your pains are behind you now brother, and for those who knew you. We’ll be forever in your debt.

  6. Dan Sewald says:

    I was Rick’s direct supervisor when I was at District 1 and he always did an outstanding job. The Training Officers Program at District 1 and the Denver Police Department benefitted from his contributions.

  7. James H. Case says:

    Rick and I worked manyshifts together, begining in district four then then in district one, through good times and bad .He was a partner to be proud of and a friend forever.GOD SPEED MY FRIEND. Jim Case

  8. James He wore the uniform with prideH. Case says:

    Rick and I worked manyshifts together, begining in district four then then in district one, through good times and bad .He was a partner to be proud of and a friend forever.GOD SPEED MY FRIEND. Jim Case

  9. Mark Frias 72105 says:

    I want express my heart felt sympathy for your loss. I knew Rick from the old day’s in district one. He was a good man, good Police Officer and good friend. You knew if Rick was covering you your back was just fine…….. Mark Frias

  10. Don Zarlengo says:

    Rick and I were Partners for a long time at district one. We became good friends, and although we drifted apart over the years, I still will treasure the good memories. I hope he will find peace and solitude in the here after.

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  12. Bob Aultman says:

    Rick and I worked together on several assignments, including Supervisors of the Assault Unit. I knew him well, but did not keep contact after retirement. For that I am deeply sorry and truly sorry for your loss. With love, Bob Aultman

  13. Abe Alonzo says:

    Rick will be missed by those that knew him on the department. Rick and I came on together and from the first day on the job to when he retired he always looked spit and polished he represented the DPD uniform with honor. With my thoughts and prayers Rick….. Abe

  14. Juan Maldonado says:

    Rick and I worked together at District One..A good friend who went before his time…I will remember him and his family in my prayers..I hope he has found peace..

  15. Gerald "Fitz"Fitzgibbons says:

    I am very sorry to hear that Rick is gone,he will be missed,Rick was a great guy.

  16. Ron Relf DPD 8269 Retired 1996 says:

    I am truly saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. We had worked together for a few years and were able to work hard, laugh and enjoy the time we served the people of Denver. Rick always was a true friend and although I have been away from Denver for many years I will always remember Rick as a cop’s cop and a dedicated public servant. Rest in Peace my friend.

  17. Don Saltzman says:

    Rick: You were a hell of a good man and a hell of a good cop. You will be missed. God’s speed. Don

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