Retired Fresno Police Officer Laid To Rest

January 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Friends, family and fellow officers said goodbye to a well respected member of the Fresno police department Saturday.Funeral services for retired Fresno Officer Larry McIntyre were held Saturday morning at the Dante Club.

McIntyre died last week of complications from diabetes.

He was instrumental in forming the department's bomb squad -- and headed the homicide unit for several years.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer worked under Larry McIntyre for a time. At the funeral, Dyer said McIntyre cared deeply for the people he worked with on both professional and personal levels.

"That was a common theme that everybody knew about Larry and that is the very reason, I believe, why so many people in our organization wanted to work directly for Larry McIntyre because he know how to treat his people," says Chief Dyer.

The funeral was followed by the burial at Fresno Memorial Gardens.