John Timothy 'Tim' Day
December 16, 1946 ~ November 9, 2012
November 26, 2012
John Timothy "Tim" Day, 65, Eastport, died of
natural causes November 9 in Coeur d'Alene. A
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at
the Veteran's Center, located in the Senior
Hospitality Center, 6635 Lincoln Street.
Tim came to Boundary County after serving more
than 30 years in the Los Angeles, California,
Police Department. He and his sister, Katherine,
purchased the historic Good Grief Tavern and
transformed it into a family-friendly cafe,
which they operated for many years.
Day, a Vietnam veteran, served as a police
sergeant through some of the most trying times
in our nation's history, working the streets
during the 1960s riots and upheaval of the
After arriving in Boundary County, he became a
mentor to many local law enforcement officers,
and began working with the Sheriff's Office as a
volunteer. He later became Chief Deputy, a
position he held for about five years. Even
after returning to the retired life, he never
hesitated to answer when his help was needed.
"He was the consummate peace officer," said
sheriff's investigator Dave McClelland. "He was
a mentor to many law enforcement officers in the
county, and all were welcome to stop by to talk
and visit. He was always there to help. He loved
Boundary County and the people here, and I think
he was grateful for the opportunity to give so
to his community."