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Richard “Rick” D. Miller


On Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, Firefighter/Driver Richard “Rick” D. Miller responded to an alarm activation at a county school. Shortly after arriving home, he suffered a medical emergency. He was found unresponsive by his family. CPR was immediately performed, and he was transported to the hospital but could not be revived. He was pronounced deceased a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Henderson County Fire Department
50 Natchez Trace DR
Lexington, Tennessee 38351

Chief: Lynn Murphy

Age: 69
Rank: Firefighter/Driver
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: December 1, 2023 6:09 p.m.
Date of death: December 1, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Educational

Last updated: February 01, 2024