The chief of police in Flowood passed away over the weekend after what his department said was a “hard battle” with cancer.
Ricky McMillian was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer earlier this year before community members came together to raise money through silent auctions and other events for McMillian’s treatment. He died Saturday night, according to a Facebook post from the Flowood Police Department (FPD).
“It is with deepest regret to announce the passing of Police Chief Ricky McMillian this evening,” the post read. “He fought a hard battle against Stage 4 cancer. We know he is with our Lord and Savior, and our prayers are with his family.”
The post went on to add that funeral arrangements would be announced at a later time.
McMillian was tabbed as FPD’s new chief of police in 2018 after Ritchie McCluskey retired from the department. McMillian had previously served as a captain and lieutenant.
FPD has not yet released who will step into the capacity as chief.
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