Rockford District Fire Chief Kevin McIntyre Dies

Monday night his career and his life were tragically cut short at the age of 45. Emergency responders were called to McIntyre's home on Sage Drive shortly after 5:30 p.m. where they found his body motionless.

Kevin McIntyre's career was full of accomplishments. Promoted to District Chief in 1996, he was the youngest on the force to hold that position.

Colleagues say McIntyre worked every day to not only earn the trust and respect of his peers, but also of the people he served.

The exact cause of death will not officially be known until after an autopsy is performed Tuesday, but it's believed that Kevin McIntyre died from a severe heart attack.

Funeral arrangements for District Chief McIntyre are pending.