NAME: Larry A. Beard
PASSED AWAY: 05/30/2020
CALLING: Thursday June 4, 2020 from 11:00AM-1:00PM G.H. Hermann Greenwood Funeral Home-1605 South State Road 135 Greenwood, IN 46143
SERVICE: Thursday June 4, 2020 at 1:00PM G.H. Hermann Greenwood Funeral Home-1605 South State Road 135 Greenwood, IN 46143
EULOGY: Has been assigned to a retiree eulogy team member
BURIAL: The Gardens at Olive Branch-1605 South State Road 135 Greenwood, IN 46143
LAST ASSIGNMENT: Larry A. Beard was appointed to the Indianapolis Fire Department on 01/07/1970 after serving in The United States Navy. He received an honorable discharge and was assigned to the Attack Squadron 45 unit at Cecil Field, Florida. He was an airframe and power plant jet servicer mechanic for Naval aircraft. He spent his first day out of recruit school on Engine 12 B shift on 02/15/1970. His first regular assignment occurred on 02/22/1973, when he became a member of Engine 09 B shift. Larry transferred to Engine 15 B shift on 01/13/1974, before being promoted to Chauffeur of Truck 07 B shift on 01/01/1975. 9 years later, Larry became an Arson Investigator on 01/04/1984, until becoming a Deputy Fire Marshall for his next assignment on 06/16/1986. Larry was promoted to the rank of merit Lieutenant on 03/25/1987. He became the officer of Truck 25 A shift on 09/04/1988, which eventually was relocated to IFD station 20. Larry retired on 03/30/2001 from Ladder 20 A shift.