Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney dies

Timoney served as chief from 2003-10

MIAMI – Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney died Tuesday night, according to the president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police.

It was announced in July that Timoney had been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. 

Timoney served as Miami police chief from 2003 to 2010. Before presiding over the Miami Police Department, Timoney was the police chief in Philadelphia and deputy chief in New York City.

"Today our department mourns the passing of retired Miami Police Chief John F. Timoney," Chief Rodolfo Llanes said in a statement. "The contributions Chief Timoney made for the advancement of our department are only surpassed by the dedicated service he provided our community. He leaves a foundation of accountability and excellence we must continue to uphold as public servants. We will remember his legacy by honoring the same commitment he gave to all of the residents of our city." 

Timoney was 68 years old.

Javier Ortiz said funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized.