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Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr. | Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina

Major

Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr.

Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 4502

Cause: Heart attack

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Major Jay Memmelaar suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in his department's physical fitness program at approximately 7:00 pm.

He was working out in the department's gym when he began to experience discomfort in his chest. He returned to his office where he collapsed a short time later. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Major Memmelaar had served with the Goldsboro Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Jay's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
April 1, 2017

 

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