Richard "Dick" Tracy

May 7, 1943December 30, 2012
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Richard Dell “Dick” Tracy May 7, 1943 - December 30, 2012

Richard Dell “Dick” Tracy, age 69 was embraced by our Lord on December 30, 2012. Mr. Tracy, a resident of Colorado Springs, passed away after an extended illness. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Richard was born on May 7, 1943 to Nevin and Lillian Tracy in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition, he attended and graduated from Kennedy-Western University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed and retired as the founding Director of School District #11 Security, which set the standard in Colorado for school safety and security in schools. He also became one of the first true gang experts used by school districts and law enforcement statewide as well as nationwide and later became a speaker and author on the subjects of gangs and school security.

He married Linda Sue “Suzy” Tracy on January 4, 1964, in Colorado Springs. Both loved to travel while using their motor home with the company of their beloved grandchildren. Richard and the late Suzy Tracy attended the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal). Richard was a joyful and willing volunteer, serving boxes of food to numerous charities weekly. He served as Vice President and Treasurer of S.T.I.N.G. (Security Threat Intelligence network Group), an organization that works closely with Law Enforcement to help combat gang activity and violence and worked to turn around troubled youth. He shared his everlasting love and infectious smile that impacted MANY individuals. He was a devoted Christian, and loved to serve the Lord. He simply had a deep and abiding faith and was truly a living example of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Passion, Understanding, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness and Gentleness.

He is survived by his two sons, Eric Dell Tracy of Aurora, Colorado, and Patrick Nevin Tracy of Littleton, Colorado, Eric’s wife Susan Kay Tracy, and his two sons, Joshua Dell and Jacob Evan Tracy, his wife Marcia Melrose-Tracy of Colorado Springs, along with her sons and daughters Jordan M. Yount, Columbia MO, wife Martha, Gregory A. Yount, Frederick CO, wife Karen, sons Connor and Hunter, Mark E. Yount, Cramerton NC, wife Jennifer, Christina L. Lincoln, Denver CO, Clinton L. Lincoln, Columbia MO. In addition, he had two brothers, Nevin Harry Tracy, Jr., Northglenn CO, James Albert Tracy, Littleton CO, and one, step sister, Mary Jane Nicholson, Dallas, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held with family on Sunday January 6, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave.

The memorial service will be held Monday, at 11:00 a.m. on January 7th, at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (Episcopal), 7400 Tudor Road, with Rev. Gary J. Parker presiding. A reception for all will follow the celebration of Richard “Dick” Tracy’s life.

Graveside service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery following the memorial service and reception at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard Tracy’s name to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

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Marjorie Swearingen

January 19, 2013

I am sorry I forgot to sign my name to the last meesage in your book. You are too important to me for me to not leave my name. With sincere sympathy, prayers and love, Mrs. Swearignen

January 18, 2013

Eric, Patrick, Susie and families, I share your sorrow at the death of your dear dad. Our history is a long one and I always enjoyed and respected both your parents. And of course you kids have a special spot in my heart, too. I was ill and could not attend his service. I'd love to hear from you sometime. I am in the phone book, so give me a call. May you be comforted in your sorrow and rejoice in having such a wonderful dad and mom!

Marie R.

January 17, 2013

My deepest sympathies for your family. I had the opportunity of volunteering with Dick and his wife at MMC. Dick would always walk us out at night to make sure we would be safe. I guess I can delete his number from my phone. I will miss him deeply.

Guy Grace

January 9, 2013

Dick was a real gentleman,a true professional, and a very good man! It was a real pleasure to have known him! My thoughts & prayers are with his family during this very difficult time!

William Hall

January 9, 2013

Sorry for your loss, the world has lost a truly good man.

Anthony Tinsley

January 9, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many good memories of Mr. Tracy from when I attended Coronado High School.

William R. Collins

January 8, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sherry Butcher

January 7, 2013

Dick brought expertise, direction, comfort, and empathetic but concise policy direction to the D-11 board as we created something from infancy. He was part of a tremendous team and guided us all. He was a bright spot in challenging times and always made us feel a greater sense of security...and that amazing smile! Thank you our own D-11 Dick Tracy. You made and continue to make a difference for our students, staff and community. Sincere condolences to your loved ones.

January 7, 2013

Eric & Patrick,
Your father was a great man, I have many fond memories of him from the time he was 8 years old when I first met him at a family picnic. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time. Love Aunt Joy

Chris Barr

January 7, 2013

I worked closely with Dick over the years as part of gang intelligence. He was the nicest guy and very knowledgeable about both juveniles and gangs. He will be greatly missed. My prayers to his extended family and all law enforcement.