LEO GRANT SACKETT May 6, 1943–January 24, 2016
Leo Grant Sackett was born May 6, 1943. He grew up in midtown Sacramento and attended Oak Park Methodist Church where he caught the eye of the love of his life, Janet Lamb, on August 2, 1964. Two months later the couple married on October 19, 1964. After serving in the US Navy, Leo worked for the Yolo County Sheriff's Department for three years in East Yolo, now known as West Sacramento. Leo joined the Davis Police Department in 1969 where he raised his family with his beloved wife. Leo had a distinguished career with Davis PD serving as Range Master, Firearms Instructor, SWAT Team Leader and Commander, and eventually led patrol and investigations. After 30 years of dedicated service Leo retired as Captain of the Davis Police Department in 1999. Leo and Janet retired to Red Bluff that year, and lived in their country get away for 13-years. During this time Leo became a dedicated member of the Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff. Leo was a Church Elder and Trustee, served on the Pastor and Personnel, and Buildings and Grounds Committees. Leo loved kids and kids loved Leo. For many years Leo was in charge of games at Vacation Bible School and the fish pond at Camp Tehama. An avid hunter and fisherman, he spent much of his free time outdoors. Leo died January 24, 2016 in the presence of his family. Leo is survived by his wife Janet of 51 years, daughters Sue Corry (Andy) and Cheryl Ritter (Randy), and four grandchildren. His service will be Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2pm located at the Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff, CA at 838 Jefferson Street. Cards may be sent to 1425 Robinson Drive, Red Bluff, CA 96080. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leo's name to the general fund of the Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff.
—Legacy.com, Daily News, 28 Jan 2016