Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Major Jay Russell Memmelaar, Jr.

Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Reflections for Major Jay Russell Memmelaar, Jr.

Major, I am wearing a Memorial band with your information enscribed on it in your honor for police week 2018 and on. I will also be running the Lakeland Florida Police Memorial 5k in your honor. God speed sir, your sacrifice is not forgotten. Detective W Marrone #168 Lakeland PD Florida.

Detective Wayne Marrone
Lakeland Police Department FL

May 17, 2018

5 miles in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department

February 16, 2018

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Retired
Cincinnati P.D., Ret.

October 2, 2017

The Durham County Sheriff's Office and Detention Services Division sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr..

During this time hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Being ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing his uniform.

RIP, Major Memmelaar

Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney Basic Detention Officer Training, School Directer. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Durham County Sheriff's Office

May 25, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

May 4, 2017

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

Rest in peace Major Memmelaar. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Goldsboro Police Department. Thank you for your dedication and service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

March 20, 2017

God's peace and speed Major Memmelaar. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. R.I.P. Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

March 7, 2017

RIP brother in blue.

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

March 1, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Major Memmelaar for your 25 years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks

February 27, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Major Memmelaar's family! God Bless You all! Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2017

Session 1 of the Albany Police Academy sends its deepest condolences to the Memmelaar family and the Goldsboro Police Department. Rest in Peace Major Jay R. Memmelaar, Jr.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

February 26, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell WY Police Department

February 24, 2017

Rest in peace brother.


February 23, 2017

God bless Major Memmelaar's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

February 23, 2017

Rest in Peace Major Memmelaar. May the Lord grant peace to your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

Parole Supervisor Howard C. Wykes
arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

February 23, 2017

Rest easy, Sir. We've got it from here.....

Nancy A. Richards
Aux. LEO, ret, Michigan

February 23, 2017

Rest in peace, Major Memmelaar. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

February 23, 2017

A good man and a great officer called home way to soon.

Sgt (ret)
Goldsboro, NC Police Dept.

February 22, 2017


Det Marty Mooney/Retired

February 22, 2017

Thank you for your service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

February 22, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Major Memmelaar. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Goldsboro Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 22, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 22, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Major Jay R. Memmelarr, Jr. Losing a loved one is difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there will be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 22, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(RET)
Dallas Marshal's TX

February 22, 2017

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