On Monday, October 17, 2022, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office announced that Captain Jay Jones passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning due to natural causes. Sheriff Aden, along with many coworkers and friends, went to Jay’s home to pay respects and comfort Jay’s family, according to a press release.
Captain Jones was a veteran of the United States Air Force before joining the OCSO Sheriff’s Posse. He served in the Sheriff’s Office with distinction and dedication for over 27 years as a sworn deputy. He was a dedicated husband and family man.
“We are stunned and overwhelmed at the sudden loss of our friend and brother,” wrote the OCSO in a statement. “We ask that you please remember Jay’s family in your prayers and take this opportunity to strengthen those important relationships in your life.”
Sheriff Eric Aden said “we lost a brother and OCSO family member who has been a part of this agency for decades.”
- “He started with us nearly 28 years ago and served all those years with steadfast honor and distinction. This is a difficult, very tough loss. We are so grateful to our county officials, other agencies, and community members who have already shown an outpouring of support to help us try to comprehend and cope with his unexpected passing.”