The Obit For Jerry Daunt

Jerome James Daunt

Washington Post, The (DC) - February 4, 2009

DAUNT, JEROME JAMES, On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Jerry Daunt, 86, loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his six children.

Born on February 8, 1922, in Norwood, Massachusetts, Jerry was the youngest son of John and Katherine Daunt. Jerry attended Boston College for two years before entering the Navy. After serving as a Naval aviator during World War II, he returned to college where he was a standout second baseman for the Boston College Eagles.

Upon graduation, Jerry played minor league baseball. His passion and skill as an athlete live on in his children and grandchildren. He continued service to his country
with a career in the FBI.

During his 25 years in the Bureau, he became a nationally-recognized expert in the field of criminal
justice information systems and was responsible for developing the National Crime Information Center System (NCIC).

Jerry also served as a consultant to four national crime commissions, including the President's Commission of Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice.

After retiring from the FBI, he consulted for various private, federal, and state agencies. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church, Falls Church, VA on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.