Captain John Irwin "Jay" McDonough, II

Captain John Irwin "Jay" McDonough, II

Volusia County Beach Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 2011

John Irwin "Jay" McDonough, II

Captain Jay McDonough suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a department training exercise. He was jogging in the area of International Speedway Boulevard and South Peninsula Drive when he collapsed.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Captain McDonough served as a member of the Volusia County Beach Patrol for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, son, father, sister, and brother.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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When I was nominated to be class leader of our Academy Class (1997), I immediately nominated Jay because I wanted nothing to do with the job. He went on to be a great example of calm professionalism and represented our class with nobility. I always dreaded the day I would log onto and see someone I knew. I never dreamed it would be you, Jay. Rest in peace, my friend.

Sgt. Shannon Miller
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, FL

March 29, 2014

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