John J. Conley
Transferred from WA II

John Conley


Born - March 5, 1930 Passed Away - March 9, 2003
John was a dedicated serviceman, law enforcement professional and an outstanding Blue Knight. During his long military career, John served a variety of positions but settled in on the US Air Force Security Police where he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant, and the most senior enlisted man at his last duty assignment - McChord Air Force base in Washington State. John returned to work as a Security Officer for the Port of Tacoma where he served until his death.

The Blue Knights were very special to John. He loved his motorcycle and was known to ride it rain or shine - even in snow and ice! He served the Washington II Chapter with distinction and held many leadership positions. John rode to all the conferences that he could and was rarely absent from any chapter meetings. He was always there to help the chapter and members regardless of the issue.

Right up until the end, John fought his health battle with the same tremendous zeal that he demonstrated in all aspects of his life. He was always courageous, committed, and faithful to the causes that were important. He was without a doubt the hardest working and most dedicated individual you would ever have had the pleasure of knowing. We will forever miss his friendship, his humor, his remarkable energy and mostly his uncompromising compassion for his military and law enforcement families.

I know that Heaven I has accepted the transfer of a truly great Blue Knight, who we will greatly miss here on earth.”