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Capt. Jack Layton Bradley, Jr.

Capt. Jack Layton Bradley, Jr.

May 4, 1963 - April 2, 2017     Age: 53

Jack L. Bradley Jr., Captain, ret. Fernandina Beach Police Department, passed away at the age of 53, on Sunday morning, April 2, 2017 at his home; with his family by his side.

Jack was born and raised in Fernandina Beach, attended Fernandina Beach High School. He attended Lake City Community College and obtained his Law Enforcement Certification in 1987. He began his tour of duty as a police officer with the Fernandina Beach Police Department on January 26, 1995, after having served almost eight years with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

During his law enforcement career he served in every area of responsibility, to include patrol operations, investigative services, and administration. He was the Honor Guard and Field Training Officer coordinator, Police Auxiliary Corps liaison, Accreditation Manager and new recruit Driving Instructor for the Fernandina Beach Police Department. He further served the Nassau County Law Enforcement agencies by performing numerous ancillary duties.

Jack was characterized by coworkers as “a consummate professional.” He was extremely well-liked and respected throughout the community and he touched many lives throughout his career. He was dedicated to the law enforcement profession and was known and appreciated for his good humor and sharp wit.

Jack enjoyed fast cars (especially his IROC Z), was an avid fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt. He was always available to friends in need.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Layton Bradley Sr.

In addition to his law enforcement family, Jack leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Constance Bradley, daughters, Christina, Maggie and Missy, his mother, Frankie Dungan Bradley and two brothers, Scott and Alan.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at The Journey Church of Fernandina Beach on the Amelia Concourse.

His family will receive friends on Saturday, at the church, from 9:00 am until the hour of the service.

14 Condolences

  • Penny Landregan Posted April 3, 2017 9:56 am

    I am so sorry Constance and family for your loss of Jack. We at Second Chance mourn with you. Please let us know what we can do to help during these sad days. God bless you and bring you peace.

  • Anne Fowler Posted April 3, 2017 10:09 am

    Constance, Jay and I are so sorry for your loss. Jack was an amazing man, I can’t imagine how much you will miss him. Take it easy on yourself. We are thinking of you. Jay and Anne Fowler

  • Your NHS Second Chance Family Posted April 3, 2017 10:52 am

    NHS Second Chance offers sincere condolences to the friends and family of Jack Bradley.

    The Thin Blue Line has become a Wide Blue Sky and we are grateful to know he will be remembered with love everytime someone who knew him looks up, day or night.

  • Sharon Harman Posted April 3, 2017 12:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear your husband passed. My heart is heavy for you. You’ll be in my prayers and thoughts.

  • David and Cindy Williams Posted April 4, 2017 11:38 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Jack was a great man and officer!

  • Sheryl Wilkes Posted April 4, 2017 12:57 pm

    Constance you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Jan Strassner Posted April 4, 2017 10:06 pm

    Constance my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this painful time. Jack was an awesome man!

  • Ron and Avis Miller Posted April 5, 2017 12:23 pm

    Constance, we are very sorry to read this message. God Bless you and your family. He is at peace. Your neighbors Ron and Avis Miller.

  • Janet Wylie Posted April 5, 2017 2:18 pm

    Constance my heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Remember Jack is a peace and not suffering any more. Both of you were/are such good friends that I cherish forever.

  • JOHN MEGNA APRIL 5, 2017 Posted April 5, 2017 3:59 pm


  • Dave & Debbie Lott Posted April 6, 2017 8:51 am

    We were so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing and we send our thoughts and prayers to the immediate family, the FBPD family and all of their many friends. Jack was always quick with a smile and reassuring handshake or pat on the back. He will be greatly missed by the entire community and we only take some solace in knowing that he is free of pain and now patrolling the streets of gold. God Bless.

  • Lloyd Cooper Posted April 7, 2017 12:14 am

    Jack was a good student and a good person. He grew up to be an equally good professional and man. I’m glad I got to know and teach him.

  • Danny and Tracy Pieratti Posted April 7, 2017 4:06 pm

    Constance and Family,We were saddened to hear of Jacks passing . Prayers and positive thought to you all at this very difficult time

  • Penelope (Potter) Conn Posted April 9, 2017 9:22 pm

    ❤ Constance, thinking of you and your family.

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