Deputy Allen L. Kay
Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
A DeKalb County, Ala. Sheriff's deputy died hours after making an arrest while working security detail at the Talladega Superspeedway overnight on Oct. 19.
Deputy Allen L. Kay died of an apparent heart attack in his RV while sleeping, according to The Huntsville Times.
Kay arrested two people for illegally possessing a handgun during his shift. He took them into custody and then transported them to jail.
He served with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for eight years and was assigned as the nurse in the county jail.
"He was a man of integrity, a hard worker, and was well respected," Sheriff Jimmy Harris told the newspaper. "He will be missed by the Sheriff's Office coworkers, family and friends. May God be with his family and friends during this tragic time."
He is survived by his wife, Vicki, a daughter and four grandchildren.