Baldwin Police Officer Michael Kay, 51, Cornelia, died Thursday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Kay was diagnosed with cancer in May of this year.
Kay was a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
The Baldwin Police Department is accepting memorials for the care of his family. Memorials can be mailed to the police department at 155 Willingham Avenue, Baldwin, Ga. 30511.
Kay was the son of Rosa Merck, Belton, S.C. and the late James Kay. Survivors also include two sons, Shinya Kay and Shawn Kay; his fiancé, Stacy L. Caporale and her three daughters, Cornelia; sister, Wanda Kay Garrison, Belton, S.C.; and two brothers, Billy Kay, Hawaii, and Terry Kay, Belton, S.C.