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Stanley E. Causey

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July 13, 1949 ~ July 7, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stanley Eugene Causey, a distinguished engineer, loving husband, and devoted father, at the age of 73. Stanley passed away on July 7, 2023, in Ashburn, Virginia, following recent heart complications. 


Stanley was born to Army Brigadier General Kenneth Causey and Mrs. Xavia Causey on July 13, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up as an Army brat, he experienced frequent relocations, eventually graduating from Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1967. Stanley pursued higher education while working full-time and raising two children, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from George Mason University.


Stanley’s illustrious career spanned an impressive 56 years. His journey began as a telephone lineman at Bell Atlantic in Northern Virginia, igniting a lifelong passion for electronics and communications. In 1969, he joined the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) as a police officer cadet. Over the years, Stanley served as a patrol officer in MPD’s 2nd District, an investigator in MPD Internal Affairs, and a video and technical investigator in the narcotics and prostitution divisions. With 23 years of distinguished service, he retired from MPD in 1993.


Following his retirement, Stanley embarked on a new career as an electrical engineer, working with various government contractors and communications firms. He contributed his expertise to organizations such as Petit Research Group, Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Nextel, and Sprint. In 2013, while at Sprint, his exceptional knowledge and dedication led to him being awarded a patent for Secure Web Portal with Delegated Secure Administration technologies.


Parallel to his investigative and engineering pursuits, Stanley played a pivotal role as a founding officer of the National Technical Investigators Association (NATIA), where he served as treasurer before becoming its president.


Stanley’s final career chapter saw him serving as an electrical engineer with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Within DEA’s Office of Investigative Technology, he earned the title of Senior Electronics Engineer and was widely regarded as an innovator and expert in secure communications and other technical systems. His dedication to bringing advanced technologies to end users was an invaluable asset.


More than his professional accomplishments, Stanley will be cherished in our memories as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, esteemed colleague, inventor, craftsman, world traveler, and connoisseur of martinis and cigars. He possessed remarkable talents in photography and woodworking. His socializing was often centered around his favorite nearby restaurant, where he held a standing reserved seat. He never met a stranger and loved to tell new friends old stories. Stanley’s charismatic personality and wicked sense of humor endeared him to all who crossed his path.


Stanley is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Carole. He was a devoted father to his children, Nichole (husband Jon Kern) and Ken Causey, and a loving grandfather to Kyle, Klei, and Kroix. He is also survived by his brother Randy Causey (wife Debbie) and his late brother Curtis (late wife Carol), along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Please join us in honoring Stanley’s life on Thursday morning, July 20, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, located at 21370 St. Theresa Lane, Ashburn, Virginia. Following the service, a repast will be held at his favorite restaurant, Pazzo Pomodoro, situated at 19825 Belmont Chase Drive, Ashburn, Virginia.


In lieu of flowers, we kindly request considering a donation to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (, which provides support to first responders and military veterans.


May Stanley’s legacy of excellence, compassion, and humor continue to inspire us all.



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  1. Stanley was my brothers best friend. I’ll miss his inovative and interesting “ideas” of technology and decoration for my riding lawnmower!

  2. I am so sorry to learn of Stan’s death. We worked together in IAD many years ago with MPD and we were Facebook friends. I retired as a Deputy Chief in 1994. My condolences to his family.

  3. To Carole & the family, I offer my condolences and prayers. Seeing this on Facebook shocked both my wife and me as we were distant friends with Stanley. I first met him during the merger of Sprint & Nextel as we were both in the Corporate Security Departments of our respective companies. After the merger we worked closely and when he was in Kansas City we would always make it a point to have dinner together. We even visited the Causey’s in DC. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a couple years, we will truly miss him. We both engaged in photography after retirement and I am surely going to miss his awesome captures from around the globe. RIP

  4. I always enjoyed visiting with Stan when he came to Kansas City. My husband and I took him to our favorite restaurants. His Facebook post were very entertaining.He will be greatly missed!

  5. Stan and I were assigned to 2D-A Section, and I was proud to call him a friend. Thanks, Stan…R.I.P.

  6. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I was blessed to have known and been a close friend of Stan’s since 1965. I was blessed to get to know Carole many years ago. They were a wonderful couple and he was an amazing dad and grandfather. My heart is broken and I will miss his humor, satire, friendship, and politics. Rest in peace dear friend!

  7. It was an honor and privilege to have known Stan and more to call him my friend. He was a gentle and generous man who had tremendous integrity and he loved to teach and share his experiences. We had lots of fun at ST and there was never a day that Stan did not brag about his kids and his grandkids. His love and respect for Carole was obvious as he always spoke fondly of her. He lived a full and productive life and I will miss him until we meet again.

  8. The last time I saw Stan was the first time I had seen him in 50 years. It was the Fiftieth Reunion of the 1967 Graduating Class of the Francis C. Hammond H.S. Admirals. We chatted for awhile and it was immediately clear to me that he was the same sweet man that I had known as a classmate so many years ago.
    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to his Wife, family and dear friends. You have lost a wonderful man and my heart breaks for you. May you find comfort in the coming days and always from the knowledge that he now walks with the Lord and will be waiting for each of you.

  9. Stan and I patrolled the streets of MPD, Second District for many years…Super guy.
    My deepest condolences to the family.
    RIP my friend.

  10. Stan and Carol are great friends. I will miss Stan’s beautiful photography work, great sense of humor, stylish suspenders, and seeing all the photos of his grandkids. Carole and Nichole ❤️❤️ very thankful of the times we all shared.

  11. Rest in peace, Stan. I’m glad I had the opportunity the work with you and get to know you.

  12. Stan,
    You were a hero in our book. You devoted your life to service and kept us safe in D.C. You have your well-deserved place in Heaven.

  13. Your commitment to service is one of the most admirable I have ever come across. Rest well and know your contributions are ever lasting

  14. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Stan and I went to GMU together and he was a great classmate and friend. I still remember his stories, and the days he would come to class straight from the streets were a real thrill. Most of our professors did not know that Stan was in the police and didn’t know what to make of an armed student. I will miss him.

  15. Stan, you will be missed. You are an awesome individual. I enjoyed are conversations. Thanks Stan!

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