Carl Eugene Faught|
1942 - 2014
A loving son, our beloved brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and great uncle, Carl, passed away suddenly at his home in Sandy, Oregon, August 21, 2014. Graveside service will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 3:30 p.m.
Carl was born in Nampa, Idaho to Madeline and Earl Faught on September 24, 1942. A short time later, the family moved to Boise, where Carl attended Roosevelt Grade School, East Junior High, then graduated from Boise High School in 1962. He loved music and he played trumpet in the band, and French Horn in the orchestra at Boise High. He was a member of the Boise High ROTC Drum and Bugle Corp, playing the bugle, and was also a member of the ROTC Color Guard. Carl was a member of the United Brethren in Christ Log Cabin Church in Boise, where he sang in the choir and even helped to build that church in the 1949-50 era.
Carl joined the Army during the Viet Nam war and took basic training at Fort Ord, then remained in the Army National Guard for several years in Boise. While in the National Guard, Carl enrolled and received certificate of completion at St. Alphonsus Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in 1965. He also attended the Institute for Radiologic Technologists in Dayton, Ohio, and continued his education at Oregon State and Portland State Universities in the study of X-Ray Physics. He applied for and was accepted at Portland, Oregon's Physicians and Surgeons Hospital as an X-Ray Technician making the move to Oregon at that time. Carl went on to become Radiology Department. Supervisor at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital.
Carl has always been intrigued with police work and had the desire to explore that career. He attended and completed Multnomah County Sheriff's Department Reserve Officer Training School. From 1969 to 1972, he worked as a Reserve Officer for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Department along with his full time position at P & S Hospital. In 1973, he completed his Basic Police Academy Training and joined the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department as a Reserve Motorcycle Officer. In 1981, Carl applied for, and was hired by the City of Sandy Police Department as a full time patrol officer where he retired as Senior Officer in 2002 after 21 years of service. During his service with the City of Sandy Police Department, he was involved with the City's new K-Nine unit and trained and worked with two police dogs, Moose, and later, Czar. Carl took his law enforcement profession very seriously and was very proud to be of service to the City of Sandy, and to all the wonderful residents of that community. He cared about every resident that lived there from the smallest child to the senior citizen, and that included the 4 legged friends of all residents as well. All his police and fire "brothers" of Multnomah and Clackamas Counties and City of Sandy were also extremely important to him as only a policeman and fireman can know. A heartfelt "Thank You" to you all for your love and caring for Carl especially at the time of his passing.
Carl is survived by his mother Madeline Faught Schlegel of Boise, sisters Cheryl Faught of Boise, Kathy Faught Humason and husband, Jack of Richland, Washington and brother David Faught Sr. of Boise; Nieces Wendy Davis and husband Jeremy of Benton City, Washington, Crystal Graves and husband Bret of Boise, Jenn Fuhrman and husband Scott; Nephews David Faught Jr, of Boise, and Barry Faught of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces, and great nephews, all of whom he loved very much.
Carl loved all of his family dearly, and cared deeply about each and every one. He especially loved the family reunions, and the motor home road trips. He was always a faithful, loyal, "got your back" friend. Carl, we are all missing you so very much, and we will love you always.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Sept. 4, 2014