Death of police veteran did not halt planned celebration of his life

Department 'pioneer' Dennis Neverve honored posthumously March 3

Dennis Neverve, whose career in the Palo Alto Police Department spanned more than 46 years and included more than 100 commendations, died suddenly Sunday, March 2, just two weeks after his retirement and one day before the city was set to pass a resolution in his honor. He was 70.

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Posted by mark Meyers
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Rest in Peace, you are a good man and I enjoyed working with you and seeing you at the Chili Cook-offs and other events. You will be missed good sir.

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Posted by gretchen aberg
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I have been Barbara's neighbor for 15 years and was there last night. She and her family are absolutely devastated. Thank you to all of the EMT's, fire & police staff, who all came to them instantly and tried their best to help Dennis!! Mostly, thank you to Dennis for bringing so much love and happiness to Barbara and her family. Midtown will miss you, Dennis!!! <3

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Posted by Raymond
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

What a great man. It's too bad that his type of professionalism is a "throw back".

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Posted by David Pepperdine
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

An icon of professionalism [portion removed.]

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Posted by Jerry Rector
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

My wife and I have know Dennis for many years. His passing is very sad . I accompanied Denny to many races with his "No Limit" dragster. His perseverance was never lost no matter how the car ran,pure dedication. Really no surprise because that was the kind of man he was,dedicated to do his best in whatever it was he was doing. Proud to have know you Dennis. Rest in Peace our friend.

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Posted by Rick S.
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm

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Posted by L. D.
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Dennis was the real deal, the good guy, a neighborhood Cop, he was interested at all times, wanted to put things in a real light -take note folks, it's the end of an era...notice the Revolver in the pic from recent times-he was allowed that based on his legacy. If he wasn't a Cop, he would have been a legend in another way, race car driver, movie star or...? 1967, Palo Alto was another world, light years away from now and you lived through the times and made a difference! Thanks Denny. RIP

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

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Posted by Social Butterfly
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

He was one of the only officers that I considered approachable and fair. He is a hard act to follow. Hopefully his legacy will live on for others in the department to follow up to.....RIP, you are missed Dennis.

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

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