ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) – An Oklahoma police officer was arrested in Florida in connection to his police chief’s murder, officials say.
According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Mannford Police Officer Michael Patrick Nealey and Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller, 44, were on the Gulf Coast attending a conference.
WKRG reports Nealey is accused of killing Miller.
Authorities say a “physical altercation” occurred between Nealey and Miller, but did not release any other details.
Nealey was booked into the Escambia County Jail Monday morning on a complaint of murder.
According to the City of Mannford, Miller has been the Mannford Police Chief since 2007. He is survived by his wife, Amber, and three children.
“We are heartbroken by the news,” said Mayor Tyler Buttram. “Please keep both families in your prayers as we work to move forward.”
Mannford Town Administrator Gerald Haury has named officer Jerry Ridley as interim police chief.
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