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.