Federal agent from Gulfport killed in Miami hit-and-run

Federal agent from Gulfport killed in Miami hit-and-run

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A federal agent originally from Gulfport has died in a hit-and-run in Miami, Fla. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security tell us Scott McGuire was critically injured in the Jan. 15 accident and died later as a result of his injuries.

According to WPLG in Miami, McGuire was one of two federal agents struck by the vehicle in Miami Beach. One person has reportedly been arrested in the case.

Homeland Security says there was an honor guard processional for McGuire on Jan. 27 as his body left the medical examiner's office.

Funeral arrangements are still being made.

The agency released the following statement about the accident:

"Befitting his selfless nature, the special agent was an organ donor, and although we are immeasurably diminished by his death, we can at least take some small comfort in knowing that his final act gave others the chance to live."

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