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  • Retired LAPD Motor Sergeant Jack Sommers Dies

    Some of you in these forums may have known Jack. He was also in Instructed in the CJ program at Mt Sac. His brother, Bill, is a retired Sergeant from the Ontarion PD.

    JACK SOMMERS was born March 24, 1943, in Gary, Indiana. He died unexpectedly on May 8, 2011, in Fontana. He lived in Chino for 39 years. Jack loved his country and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a police officer for Gary Police Dept. for 5 years, Pomona Police Dept. for 2 years, and retired from the Los Angeles Police Department as a motor sergeant after serving 28 years. He was currently teaching Administration of Justice at Mt. SAC. Jack enjoyed camping with his family in Zion and Yosemite.

    Jack is survived by his wife and best friend of 31 years, Debbie. He so loved his family: son, John, daughters, Shannon Gephart, Sara Green (husband, David) and Christina, he has 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons; brother, Bill (wife, Charlotte). He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sally, and brother, Michael. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 15 at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, from 3-7 P.M. Funeral Service will be Monday, May 16 at Valley Christian Church, 12410 Norton, Chino, at 1:30 P.M. In honor of Jack's love and patriotism for our country, those attending are asked to wear red, white, and/or blue casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any organization supporting our troops.

    Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on May 13, 2011
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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    God's speed to Sgt Jack
    "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...


    • #3
      Just from being in Sgt. Sommers course at Mt. Sac I could tell he was a great officer and leader. Its extremely sad to hear that he passed , however his character has motivated me to be great in this profession. Jack accomplished so much in his life and it is appreciated tremendously .


      • #4
        Rest in peace, Sir.
        “Let him go, Lou. Someone driving that fast has no time for a ticket.”
        -Chief Wiggum


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