Strate Funeral Home

505 10th Street, Davenport, WA


Vincent "Vinny" Paul Julius Sr.

February 27, 1948September 4, 2020

Vincent (Vinny) Julius, Sr., passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020, in Davenport, Washington from a short, valiant battle with cancer. Vincent was 72 years young. He was born in Massachusetts to the late Kathleen and Nunzio Julius. Vincent is survived by his wife, Janet (Hattemer) of 25 years; son Vincent Julius, Jr., daughter Kathleen (Kayte) Gier, and step-son Casey Breithaupt, another daughter whom he loved and adopted as his own Audra Beatty; sisters Sharon Doucette and Mary Hill; brother Johnny Julius; his 8 grandchildren along with many loving extended families, friends, and longtime Brothers and Sisters in Blue. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Janet Bennett. Vincent was a supply sergeant in the United States Air Force at Elmendorf in Anchorage, Alaska. Upon moving to Washington State, he became a Hanford Patrolman. Vincent honorably retired after 27 years serving with the Benton County Deputy Sheriffs Department. During his service, he performed various roles to include: Benton County SWAT Team, Bi-County Regional Crowd Control, Field Training Officer for newly hired deputies, United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force, and The Benton County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Response Team. He had a passion for serving his community and inspired many civilians throughout his career. He had an enthusiasm and love for the outdoors. He took many adventures with friends of cross country motorcycle trips, snowmobiling, hiking, and camping. Two of his famous quotes: “Slow down, pay attention, and look at what you’re doing." and "It’s snowing like a bastahd (with his best Boston accent).” Please join us celebrating his life on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. at The Davenport Memorial Hall, 511 Park St. Davenport, WA. 99122. In lieu of flowers, please send a charitable donation to: Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, 2230 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Julius family.


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Deana Allec

September 20, 2020

Thank you Vinny for accepting me all of those years ago as a female officer in a man's world. I have thought of you often over the years, I wish I could have seen you one more time. Rest easy my friend. Until we meat again. ♥️

Mike Fitzpatrick

September 14, 2020

Vince Julius was one of the most caring, compassionate, and selfless people I have ever known. Vince absolutely would have done anything for a friend. Vince’s smile and sense of humor is what I will remember the most. Just listening to that accent was enough to make you smile. Vince Julius defended our country with honor and courage and he should always be remembered as a hero. I am glad to have known him and worked along side him. Thank you Vince for all you did for me and my family those many years ago.
God bless America and those like Vince who defend Her.

Mike Fitzpatrick

Karen Steinbock

September 13, 2020

Vinnie would walk into a room with his mischievous smile and you knew there was a good story behind it. He had so many and I enjoyed hearing every one of them. Vinnie, you will be missed by all who knew you.


September 12, 2020

A truly amazing man. My deepest sympathy to Jan and the entire Julius Family.

Aimee Fournier-Plante

September 12, 2020

I only worked with Vinnie for a short time, but it was certainly memorable! In particular, I remember at a tactical training, sitting inside our ‘dispatch’ tent and listening to Vinnie tell so many stories about his years in law enforcement. He was entertaining, a commanding presence, and I learned a great deal in the hour he spent there with us.

John Hodge

September 12, 2020

Worked with Vince for many years . He was a great person and officer. He was well liked by the people that he worked with and the community that he served well for many years. He will be missed but never forgotten by more people that you can know

Arthur Owen

September 12, 2020

Vince had a radiant smile, everyone knew he was one of the special people at BCSO. Proud to have worked with him at BCSO.

Mary (Mugzie) Hill

September 11, 2020

to my beloved big brother, Vince! so many memories from our childhood thru the years of growing up in our home where Mom and Dad raised us. We grew up in a (Project) in a small town called Walpole - we had a great upbringing with a neighborhood full of kids our ages and have so many memories of the fun places we used to roam: like Cobbs Pond/skating, the Swamp - another skating place, baseball on Robbins Road, the Pine Grove - tall pines in the woods where we hung out, baseball in our yard once the trees were removed - many from hurricanes (i am smiling) as we weathered many storms while living at 4 Vane Street. Most of all so many happy memories of our Mom cooking our faves: roast beef din/Sundays and all the Pasta meals she made for her 5 darlings! along with your siblings, Mom, really missed you when you went in the AirForce - she prayed a lot for your safe return! and you did return safely! Although over the years (many years) that i didn't see you on a regular basis, i loved you daily, missed you daily and i still have the most special thing you ever gave me: your 'dog tags' that you wore while in the Air Force - several years later you gave them to me! they are in a small 'shadow box' hanging in my home! Vinnie, although i never got to have closure/goodbye as a phone chat i live with a bit of guilt and sadness, please forgive me! The last several years i was dealing with depression and pain from all my surgeries as i have anger for all the pain i am in from surgeries. But i loved you with all my heart and then some!! you will be loved forever - until we meet again - I Love You So Much, baby sis, Mugzie - hugs and kisses - love from John and Kristyn and Kyleen, too! xoxo

roni smith

September 5, 2020



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