MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will take time to remember and honor retired ACPO Det. Sgt. William McIntyre who served with the ACPO for more than two decades. Det. Sgt. McIntyre, 73, passed away on June 7, 2021.
Det. Sgt. McIntyre was ACPO Chief of County Detectives Bruce DeShields sergeant when he was assigned to the ACPO Major Crimes in June of 1995. For Chief DeShields, Det. Sgt. McIntyre will always be remembered for his passion, motivation, commitment and spirit of comradery. When Chief DeShields speaks of the late Det. Sgt. McIntyre, he calls him ‘Mac’. Chief DeShields served for Det. Sgt. McIntyre from 1995 to 1998, and then, the now Chief was promoted to sergeant.
“Mac and I worked as Sergeants together in Major Crimes until he transferred to the Intelligence Unit. Mac had a larger than life personality. When you caught a homicide, he would stay on top of you by challenging you. He taught me to think of investigations like a chess game. Study what you see and what you don’t see. Plan out your moves, always think at least three moves ahead. If you hit a dead end, move onto another angle. But what I respected the most about Mac was his passion for the job. He had a fiery temper and he knew how to motivate. You did not want to be on the end of one of those speeches. But what I loved the most about him was his spirit of comradery. Mac had a way about him that made you want to work as a team. With him there was no “I”. I give a lot of my personal success because of what I learned from Mac. He taught me how to motivate my personnel, how to work as a team and work as a team to accomplish our goals. From this Mac and I formed a lifelong friendship. What I learned from Mac, I pass along to others hoping that the pride he instilled in me, I instill into others,” Chief DeShields 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 of 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 Medial, 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.
Anyone with information, regarding serious crimes are asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.