APCO International is sad to announce that we just received word regarding the passing of Jack Daniel, a Life and Senior member of APCO and a longstanding commercial supporter of APCO International from the CPRA chapter.
“Jack was a legend in public safety communications,” says APCO International member and Commercial Advisory Council chair Rick Ringold. “He was extremely product knowledgeable and giving with his knowledge. If he knew something and could help you, he would share it.”
“Jack was a professional and a gentleman, and will be sorely missed by his friends and his APCO family,” says APCO Life Member and past APCO International President Gary David Gray. “He was one of those people who has seen and done everything. He was a peacemaker. He wasn’t a salesman, but would tell it like it is. He ran a tight ship.” Gray describes Jack as “firm but fair. He had a very strong sense of fair play. He wouldn’t allow anyone to take advantage of APCO or the CAC. Knowing and working with him was a blessing.”
Jack was a proud supporting member of APCO International, serving on numerous committees, including the Commercial Advisory Council and the Editorial Advisory Committee. He was a member of at least four APCO chapters: CPRA, NAPCO, Arizona and Nevada. One APCO member described Jack as the father of the Western Regional Conference.
“Jack was a stellar individual and a dedicated member of APCO,” says Richard Granado, APCO Life and Senior Member and Western Region Director. “He was the fabric that connected the commercial members, whether working on finding sponsors for events, putting together the dispatcher awards and even the monthly meeting. It will be difficult for anyone to fill his shoes.”
Jack was a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (ICC), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). He was also a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He was an expert on NFPA and International Fire Code in-building communications codes for first responders. He was the vice chair of the NPSTC in-building committee and was participating in new nationwide in-building code developments in NFPA and ICC.
He had more than 50 years’ experience in land mobile wireless communications, ranging from field tech rep to corporate management. Over the past 15 years, his company had become known nationwide as a leading authority in advanced in-building and underground radio communications system designs and products for public safety and industry, including the use of fiber-optic cables for RF signal distribution and software augmented signal boosters. He was a speaker at numerous APCO International Annual Conferences, as well as IWCE and other national level conferences on RF distribution of cellular, private radio and public safety wireless signals. He was the author of multiple articles in trade publications.
Jack will surely be missed.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Jack Danielwill be held March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. Pacific at:
Dessert View Memorial Park and Funeral Home
11478 Amargosa Rd.