Jesse “Clayton” Guy, born on July 30, 1947, to James Randolph Guy and Wade Wells Chapman in Jackson, Mississippi, died at the age of 75 at his home in Byram, Mississippi.
Clayton survived by his only son, Bradley Clayton Guy, three grandchildren – Jacob Nicholas Guy, Abigail Melane Guy, and Georgia Grace Bowman along with nephews Chauncey and Jimmy Guy. He graduated from high school enlisting in the Air National Guard as an aircraft maintenance specialist. After the Air National Guard, Clayton worked at the Jackson Police Department (JPD) for 22 years in traffic, S.W.A.T., vice narcotics, homicide, and auto theft before retiring from the JPD. Clayton had also worked with Mississippi Gaming Commission before joining the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department for 17 additional years retiring once again as captain over their vice narcotics unit. He then worked for the University Medical Center’s central police unit for several years before joining the Capitol Police state unit as a police officer wrapping up an illustrious fifty-one-year career in law enforcement.
He was a devoted father and outdoorsman. His family pays tribute to his life, “My dad was a kind and sensitive but intense soul. He always reminded me of Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon movies without the karate kicks or Hondo Harrelson from S.W.A.T. He always carried a strong stature and was not afraid of anything!” He opened his heart to a lot of people in the law enforcement community dedicating his life to the profession. He will be sorely missed!
A memorial service will be held in the near future for “Sgt. J.C. Guy”! Expect further details shortly on dates and time.