Daniel P. McIntyre passed away on Sept. 12 at age 49 after a three-year battle with cancer.
As a matter of tradition and policy, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives and the O’Fallon City Council hold in high esteem those who admirably answered the patriotic call to national service in any of the various branches that make up the United States Armed Forces. Therefore, at its Oct. 13 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council presented to McIntyre’s family with a Proclamation honoring him and his service. At the same meeting, a Resolution from the Missouri House also was presented to the family.
Accompanied by Mayor Bill Hennessy, council member Deana Smith (Ward 1) read the city’s proclamation. Linda Ragsdale read and presented the Missouri House Resolution, on behalf of State Rep. Adam Schnelting.
Smith also recognized McIntyre’s family present in the council chamber, including his wife, Christina Roberson McIntyre, and his sister Katie and Joe Club.
“Every one of us has the potential of making an impact on the world. It depends on what you do with what you have,” Smith said. “Mr. McIntyre chose to make his impact by devoting his life to helping others as a Navy veteran and a police officer. Many in the law enforcement community across the area, including O’Fallon, knew him as ‘Danny Mac,’ a great guy and someone who was passionate about community policing.”
Originally from Florissant, McIntyre chose to live out his final time in O’Fallon, with his sister and her family in Ward 5, Smith noted. She said he had been able to participate in a greater St. Louis “Honor Flight” just prior to passing away.
“While his residency in O’Fallon was short his impact will forever be remembered by those who had the opportunity to know him,” Smith said.
According to the proclamations, McIntyre distinguished himself by serving in the Gulf War on the USS America (CV 66) as a cryptologic communications technician and a fleet tactical intelligence communications operator. He received countless awards and honors for his dutiful service to his country, including the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze star, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy “E” Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the First Good Conduct Award for the period ending August 3, 1996.
McIntyre joined the St. Louis County Police Department on April 18, 1997, at the age of 24 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on July 14, 2020. He served in law enforcement for 25 years.
He further distinguished himself by earning nine citizen appreciation letters, the Award of Excellence in 2001 and a commendation from Chief Ron Battelle in 2002.
“Any of the freedoms and liberties we are blessed to enjoy today are a direct result of the courage, devotion and sacrifice made by such exemplary veterans and police officers as Daniel McIntyre,” the proclamation states.