Neal Stratton
1930 - 2018
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The Air Force brought him to Colorado Springs in 1951 where he married Carol Cool on November 6, 1954. He joined the Colorado Springs police department in January 1956 as a Patrolman and retired as a Deputy Chief in 1986. He also served as acting chief for one year.
Neal is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol, children, Brad, Donna and Dale, brother, Larry Stratton of Vancouver, Washington, sister, Uvon Shephard of Sandy, Oregon, son-in-law, Bill Holstein, daughters-in-law, Mary Stratton, Wendi Grba and Cindi Allmendinger, his grandchildren, Ryan Stratton, Melissa and Rob Ryerson, Erin and Johnny Cheng, Matt Stratton and Taylor Stratton and great grandchildren, Levi and Hadley Cheng and baby Ryerson, who is due in October.
November 21, 1930
July 25, 2018
Neal was born on November 21, 1930 in Cherokee, Iowa, to a family of itinerant farmers who also lived in Missouri and Oregon.
His family was always his number one priority and he also enjoyed fishing, golf, tennis and gardening. He was a member of the Colorado Springs and Colorado Police Protective Associations, the Rotary and the Colorado Springs Country Club.
Services for Neal will be on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Swan Law Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs. Viewing will begin at 4 pm, and the funeral service will begin at 5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Neal may donate to the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association (website or to the Rotary Club (website

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Published in The Gazette on Jul. 29, 2018.
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August 10, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Stratton family. Mr Stratton help me more than once thru my Misguided youth and it was never forgotten. Mr Stratton You were TRULY!! one of the good guys. Love and Peace from the Stone Family.
August 4, 2018
My condolences and prayers to Carol and the family. Neal was an amazing man with a kind and gentle spirit. I have many fond memories of him, including learning to water ski behind his boat. RIP Neal and may GOD provide comfort to all.
Matt Cook
August 1, 2018
Carol my heart goes out to you. So many memories of that sweet man! Baseball & Tomatos come to mind!
Kathleen Parsons
August 1, 2018
Neal was tough yet kind. When I was a young rookie officer, Neal was the detective who guided me through the process of filing felony charges against a suspect that I had arrested. Neal made a lasting impression on me with his kind, helpful, patient and gracious guidance he gave me at that time in my career. Neal earned and had my respect during the times he served as an assistant chief and acting chief. RIP Neal. You made a profound difference in my life and I am certain in many others.
Joe Vernier
August 1, 2018
My condolences to the Stratton Family. I've known Neal for a very long time, what a great man. He will be greatly missed.
Gene Pascarelli
July 29, 2018
May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Harry Lee Allen Family
July 29, 2018
One of the best guys I ever worked with, RIP Big Daddy !
July 29, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Stratton Family. Knew Neal through my working with the City. He was one of the nicest, kindness men one would have the honor of knowing.
JJ Klikus
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