99 years young, Morey Skaret honored by retired officers’ group

September 13, 2012 at 2:35 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 13 Comments

Thanks to Brenda Donner for sharing the news that Fauntleroy’s legendary Capt. (ret.) Morey Skaret, 99 years young, was among the honorees at last night’s Seattle Police Relief and Retired Seattle Police Officers Association banquet. Capt. Skaret also served in the Seattle Police Department, and Brenda says, “The banquet honored SPD officers who have retired since last year’s banquet. Then they honored those previously retired who were in attendance; thus Morey’s honor … He was the ‘lowest serial number’ of all retired Seattle Police Officers in attendance; his SPD serial number was 406!”


  1. …..as in captain’s overlook park above the ferry?

    What a great smile!

    Comment by Maggie — 6:09 am September 13, 2012 #

  2. Congratulations, Morey!


    Wow! 99 years ol…..young!



    Comment by miws — 6:35 am September 13, 2012 #

  3. Very cool! Thank you for your service!

    Comment by Jennifer — 7:38 am September 13, 2012 #

  4. Congrats, Morey! Keep on keepin’ on. :-)

    Comment by Tom L. — 8:04 am September 13, 2012 #

  5. How wonderful!! Glad you could make it Capt. Skaret #406!!!!

    Comment by c — 9:01 am September 13, 2012 #

  6. Yes Maggie, the same. The bench there now recently replaced the one he built in 1938 or 39. Notice he is wearing a Coast Guard cap. He retired from the CG reserve as a Captain and served durin WWII in the So Pacific. A true hero from the Greatest Generation. A good friend and neighbor.

    Comment by planenut — 10:18 am September 13, 2012 #

  7. Morey, worked with my husband and has been a hero to me for many years! Sorry I missed the dinner! Next year!

    Comment by liz — 1:01 pm September 13, 2012 #

  8. What a great example! He doesn’t look older than 80!! His brother Al is a retired firefighter who lives in our neighborhood and is a total gem. I am impressed with this serial number and showed it to my husband. For reference his badge is in the low 6,000′s and has been on 15 years. Good job Morey!

    Comment by amazing! — 11:56 pm September 13, 2012 #

  9. Congrats, Morey! Agree with ‘amazing!’ that brother Al is a total gem. Pretty neat that West Seattle is blessed with the Skaret’s.

    Comment by Mary Lou — 2:48 pm September 14, 2012 #

  10. Yes, I’m very proud of my Dad. What a role model he is for me – still very positive about life and a gracious person. He is an amazing individual and dearly loved.

    Comment by cheryl — 7:00 pm September 14, 2012 #

  11. Amazing man, life and contributions! Such an inspiration to me! U go DAD!!!!

    Comment by Suzie — 10:32 am September 17, 2012 #

  12. It was a absolute honor to escort Morey & Elsie to a spectacular and enlightening event. Morey you are a inspiration to all that have the opportunity to encounter you. Thank you for such great dedication and service.

    Comment by Lisa — 1:22 pm September 18, 2012 #

  13. Morey (SPD #406) has been and continues to be an inspiration. He has had so many life experiences over the years and has shared the wisdom he gained with all. As Morey would say, “Old age is a privilege afforded to few and denied to many.” He is making the best of his life.

    Comment by Andy BPD427 — 3:53 pm September 19, 2012 #

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