July 3, 1948 ~ March 18, 2019

Born in: , Maryland
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

David Michael Nead died March 18, 2019. He was born to Harold and Theodora Nead Throm on July 3, 1948.

David was a true renaissance man, having been a sailor in the US Navy, a jockey, a National Park Service Ranger, and a deputy in the Denver Sheriff’s office for twenty-seven years, while concurrently serving in the Weld County Posse, and training the Colorado National Rangers. He was a brave sportsman, spending most of his spare time hunting, fishing, hiking or bear wrangling.

David is preceded in death by his father, Harold, his brother, Michael, and his nephew, Kevin. He is survived by his mother, Teddie, his sister and brother in law Clair and Eric Valin, his brother and sister in law Larry and Suzy Nead, his brother Steven, and his close friends, the Timmons family, Michael Tucker, and Thomas Valenta.

He had a servant’s heart, especially when it came to those who serve on the Thin Blue Line. He loved the celebrated pipers, The Black Watch, never missing an opportunity to see them perform.


Visitation: March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Funeral Service: March 27, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Graveside Service: March 27, 2019 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

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  1. I will miss you my friend. So many wonderful memories, both happy and sad and although your body is no longer here on earth they are memories I will cherish forever.

  2. Rest in Peace Brother. You’re now smiling down on all of us. I’ll remember always our times on the Department and Honor Guard. As well as riding the ATV’s.

  3. Dave my brother. I hope you are comforted in the heavens. You were taken far to soon but God has a plan for all of us. Rest easy my friend and we will all be together again someday.

  4. I would tell you to rest peacefully, but I know you will be too busy debating with everyone on the other side. You will be missed. May your family find comfort and joy in your memory.

  5. Well, my friend if I could change things and have you back here with us I would. But God has bigger Posse rides for you and rivers in Heaven for you to fish. A path to pave on your eternal journey for us to follow in time. You are truly missed and never to be forgotten. Loved in some way by all you touched at one time or another. Ride high my friend this is not the end.

  6. It was a pleasure to get to know you and work with you at the county jail. I will miss you, You were a true blue line Deputy. I am sending thoughts and prayer and hugs to you and your family. Rest in peace my brother in blue, God bless you.

  7. Dave, I worked with you on and off for over 25 years and you were a good officer and deputy in the old COJL and the last 5 and half years Downtown together-as we had had good conversation and interaction you will be truly missed by all. I was impressed when you went to Nebraska to escort DPD Joe Teeter home and you asked me to come but I couldn’t-Peace Brother-say hi to Joe for me- May God take your soul into his beautiful Heavens in Jesus’s name we pray-END OF WATCH FOR YOU Dave-and I will miss you-M.J.McBride-S89-23

  8. RIP My friend. We had so many great memories with DSD Honor guard. All our trips to DC for the Memorial. I will never forget what you and Larry did to me , Informing the F.O.P. Lodge 1 Chaplin about my blessing. I never did get even with you guys for that lol. Heres to good times, sad times, but always a tight bond. Never forgotten Amigo.

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