Larry Niels Cramer 68, Middleton, TN, passed away March 14, 2013 in Corinth, MS. Larry was born December 11, 1944, in Terre Haute, IN to Lawrence R. and Rigmor Christoffersen Cramer. He was a USAF veteran, serving from 1963-1971 and did three tours in Vietnam, assigned to Forward Air Control, where he was a Staff Sgt known as "Mac the FAC." Larry was a police officer for 32 years, with the Tucson Police Dept, the Pima Co Sherriff's Dept, and the AZ Attorney General's Office. He was a patrolman, detective, narcotics officer and was instrumental in the development of civil forfeiture in combating narcotics trafficking. At the end of his career he investigated financial abuse of vulnerable adults. He earned a B.A. from the University of Arizona. Larry is survived by his wife Martha, of Middleton, TN; brother, Gary Cramer (Mary) of Portland, OR; daughter, Lorie Cramer Kempen (Danny) of San Antonio, TX; son, Michael Cramer (Victoria) of Mesa, AZ; and two granddaughters, Kylie Patterson and Kaitlyn Kempen. Memorials may be sent to the Dale Wyman Fund of the West TN Health Care Foundation at 620 Skyline Dr., Jackson, TN 38301. www.shackelfordfuneraldirectors.com Arrangements by SHACKELFORD FUNERAL DIRECTORS - BOLIVAR.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 19, 2013