Harrison County K9 officer dies from heart failure

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Harrison County Sheriff's department is feeling a void this morning after losing 55-year-old Sergeant Ray Miller to heart failure.

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Sergeant Miller, of Gulfport, was rushed to Garden Park Medical Center and died at 3 a.m. Saturday. Sergeant Miller is leaving behind his wife, Mary-Anne Miller.

Sheriff Brisolara told WLOX Sergeant Miller worked with the Sheriff's Department until the early 1990's. He then moved to Gulfport Police Department's K9 unit until 2000. Sergeant Miller came back to work at the sheriff's department until his untimely death.

"He definitely will be missed. He was a very talented and smart individual. One of the most knowledgeable canine officers I've ever worked with," said Sheriff Brisolara.

Sheriff Brisolara said Sergeant Miller will be remembered for his willingness to help and assist anyone in need.

Funeral arrangements have not been confirmed.

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