Remembering former Gulfport Fire Department Deputy Chief Ray Walley

The Gulfport Fire Department is mourning the loss of former Deputy Chief Ray Walley.

He passed away Wednesday evening after battling health issues.

Walley joined the department in 1975 and dedicated 26 years to serving the citizens of Gulfport.

Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt reflected on Walley’s impact on members of the department. “Ray still had worked with a lot of people that are still here. So, people are thinking about these times right now, the good memories of when Ray was here and it helps a little bit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family because they’re going through a tough time.”

The Gulfport Fire Department says it’ll be a sad time for them as Walley was a great man and will be missed dearly.

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