He took the two into custody after holding them at gunpoint, and then transported them to jail. He went to sleep after completing his shift and passed away in his sleep.
Kay was working security detail for the race and had worked an overnight shift Friday. Kay worked at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for eight years, caring for inmates.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Kay, a daughter, Amy Graham, and four grandchildren.
"He was a man of integrity, a hard worker, and was well respected," Harris said. "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."
Deputy Kay had served with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for eight years and served as the agency's nurse in the county jail. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and four grandchildren,
Agency: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Tour: 8 years
EOW: Saturday, October 19, 2013