Jack S. Elmore (1922 - 2018)

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    - Kathy Terry

ELMORE, JACK S., Navy veteran and Miami police officer, passed away on October 5, 2018 at age 96. Born August 31, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia, Jack attended Miami High School, from which he later received a GED degree, but in 1938 at age 16, he left home to join the U.S. Navy. Jack served in the Pacific theater during the Second World War, becoming a Chief Gunners Mate at age 21. He first served aboard Attack Transport Crescent City, taking Marines to Guadalcanal in August 1942 and spending several months ashore there in the boat pool. He later participated in the campaign to liberate the Philippines, and in April 1945, on Destroyer Escort Vammen, he endured Japanese kamikaze attacks off Okinawa. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Senior Chief after 44 years of honorable military service. After the war, Jack joined the Miami Police Department, retiring as a Captain after 28 years, followed by 10 years as Director of the Citizens' Crime Watch of Coral Gables, where he resided. He also built houses and became a Real Estate Broker. Jack belonged to many civic organizations. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner and Jester; and a member of the Elks, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Police Benevolent Association. He served as President of the Southwest Brokers' Association, the Navy League and the Army-Navy Club. Jack is survived by Suzanne, his wife of 64 years, a son Thomas (a Navy veteran), daughter-in-law Linda, and two grandchildren, Megan and Robert (an active duty Navy Lieutenant) and his wife Andrea. Jack will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in a private service.
Published in the Miami Herald on Oct. 12, 2018
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