Miami Beach police officer dies after suffering medical emergency at police station

Detective Larry Marrero was a 28-year veteran of the force

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Miami Beach police officer died Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency at the department's headquarters on Alton Road, authorities confirmed.

Miami Beach police later identified the officer as Detective Larry Marrero, a 28-year veteran of the force.

"Detective Marrero was a consummate professional who always excelled in his assignment," said Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department. "Revered as a leader among his peers and supervisors alike, Larry will be truly missed."

Rodriguez said Marrero was currently serving as a background investigator. He previously worked in a variety of roles, including school resource officer and homicide detective.

Multiple police motorcycles escorted a Miami Beach Fire Rescue truck as it carried Marrero to Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Marrero died at the hospital.

Multiple police officers could be seen consoling each other outside the hospital.

They later saluted Marrero as his body was taken out of the hospital, escorted by a police motorcade. A water cannon salute also honored Marrero as the motorcade moved over the Julia Tuttle Causeway. 

Authorities have not confirmed the cause of death. 

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