FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Levi Charles Laurence Shearer

Levi Charles Laurence Shearer

Life long resident, Levi Charles Laurence Shearer passed away in his home on November 15th, 2017. He was born February 11th, 1991, the eldest son to Christian Didrickson and Julie Shearer. Levi attended Sitka Unified School District. He played basketball for the Sitka High School Wolves and graduated class of 2009. Levi enjoyed cooking, playing basketball, reading, playing video games, and rooting on his favorite football team the Broncos. Family was very important to Levi and he loved spending time with them. He had a close bond with his grandfather, Gerald Didrickson, and was dedicated to taking care of him until Gerald passed away in 2014.
Levi was preceded in death by his mother: Julie Shearer; maternal great-grandparents: Marie and John Cooper, maternal grandfather: Sam Shearer; paternal grandparents; Gerald and Karen Didrickson; grand-uncles: Donald “Duck” and Boyd Didrickson.
Levi is survived by his beloved cat, Governor; his younger brother: Mason Shearer; father: Christian Didrickson; paternal Aunties: Vanessa and Deanne Didrickson. Maternal grandparents: Sharon and Frank Joseph; maternal aunts: Kari, Skye, and Zeylinn Joseph; as well as many loving cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Levi will be held at ANB Hall (235 Katlian St, Sitka, AK) on Friday, November 24th, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. The family will be hosting breakfast, lunch, and an early dinner serving all of Levi’s favorite meals. Community members, family, and friends are all encouraged to come eat and share fond memories and stories to celebrate Levi. Condolences or memorial donations for the family may be sent to Mason Shearer at PO BOX 900, Sitka, AK 99835. Please contact Mason Shearer with any inquiries at (907) 738-4137.

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