MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will take time to remember and honor retired ACPO Det. Sgt. William ‘Mac’ McIntyre who served with the ACPO for more than two decades. Det. Sgt. McIntyre, 73, passed away on June 7, 2021.
While serving as a detective in the Atlantic City Police Department Joseph McFadden who now is an Agent of the Prosecutor and Intelligence/Homeland Security Unit Critical Infrastructure Coordinator had the opportunity to work with Mac. Agent McFadden also worked with Mac while serving as an ACPD Detective assigned to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes
Unit. Agent McFadden said he was assigned to Mac’s homicide team.
“Mac approached every homicide investigation as if the victim was part of his family and would often remind us that we are working for the surviving family members. Mac was a tenacious investigator, never leaving any stone unturned. He made sure that this trait rubbed off on those who worked for him. Mac made all of us better investigators. Over the years, I had many conversations with Mac regarding cases we were working on and those he worked on earlier in his career. Mac never forgot the names of any of his victims or the circumstances surrounding the many homicide cases he investigated,” Agent McFadden said.
Agent McFadden said one case that haunted Mac was the Gary Grant Jr. case. Gary Grant Jr., 7, was the son of Officer Gary Grant of the Atlantic City Police Department. Gary Jr., was found beaten to death in January 1984.
“Mac truly lived and breathed that case. Sadly that case has not yet been solved but Mac never forgot about it.”
Agent McFadden said that even during his well-deserved retirement, Mac volunteered his time, came back to ACPO and continued to work the Gary Grant Jr. case. The case of the killing of Gary Grant Jr., continues to be investigated by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit at this time.
“I was fortunate to see firsthand how dedicated an investigator Mac was and feel privileged to have worked with him, learned from him and for his support and friendship. Mac, you’ve stood your watch, rest in peace. Our prayers are with Mac and his family,” Agent McFadden said.
From Det. Sgt. McIntyre’s obituary:
Det. Sgt. McIntyre’s law enforcement career began as a patrolman in Somers Point then Northfield, and culminated after more than 20 years with the Prosecutor’s Office, serving in many units including the trial unit, the Major Crime squad, and the Violent Crime unit. He found his calling with the Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit in the Homicide Division, where he completed his career as a Detective Sergeant. Solving crimes for victims is what kept him motivated all those years. His expertise in collecting and preserving evidence landed him a consulting position with the FBI as contract agent that worked on the development of CODIS. In the final stage of his career, he ran the Atlantic County Pistol range as a Police firearms instructor, helping new and experienced officers.
Bill enlisted in the military when he was 17, proudly serving his country in the United States Marine Corp, LIMA Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. He completed two tours in Vietnam as a demolitions expert. He was awarded multiple medals for his bravery including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ device, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Riffle Expert Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Eileen, of 50 years; son, Terry McIntyre; daughter, and son-in-law Meghan and Jeff Klauder; grandchildren, Makayla, Kieran, and Vivienne; sister, Andrea Hansberry (nee McIntyre); nephew, Michael Hansberry and niece, Sara Calabrese (nee Hansberry). He was predeceased by his parents: Gloria McIntyre (nee Heffernan) and Andrew McIntyre; sister, Tricia McIntyre.
Thank you for your service to country and county, Det. Sgt. McIntyre. Gone, but never forgotten.