BUCKEYE VALLEY, AZ — Buckeye Valley Fire District Engineer Brian Miiller has died after battling COVID-19.
The department announced Miiller's death Monday, saying he succumbed to the virus after a month-long battle.
Miiller reportedly contracted COVID-19 after a "work-related exposure."
The department said the engineer was hired by Buckeye Valley Fire District in 2007. They say he was a "bright light" and encouraged fitness and teamwork throughout the department.
"He will be greatly missed for the joy and positivity he always had," the department said.
Miiller leaves behind a wife and two children.
Memorial services have not yet been announced.