Jim McQuillen, Sr., known by most as “Mac,” passed away March 11, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York.
Prior to going into law enforcement, a career that span nearly 26 years, Mac served four years in the United States Air Force, being stationed at Requa 777th Radar Station in Klamath, with my father. He also served on the New York Police Department as a patrol officer before returning to Klamath.
He started with the Del Norte County Sherriff’s Office in 1966, retiring after more than 20 years of service. During that time Mac was a sergeant and a range master and fire arms instructor for the Sheriff’s Office.
Mac was 75 years old.