Major Jay Russell Memmelaar, Jr.

Major Jay Russell Memmelaar, Jr.

Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jay Russell Memmelaar, Jr.

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 4502

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Thank s to all that have left messages. Jay was my brother and mentor. I would have never joined the brotherhood if it wasn’t for him being the ultimate role model. My brother affected so many lives. He was a God fearing man and lived his life for God and Family. I miss him dearly and think of him every day. I know he is with me protecting me and watching my six. Love you Jay!!!!!

Lieutenant Nathan Memmelaar
Smithfield Police Department

December 9, 2018

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