Fellow firefighters to remember Hamilton homicide victim

Published: Feb. 17, 2016 at 1:02 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 2:08 PM CST
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HAMILTON, AL (WBRC) - A special memorial service scheduled for Wednesday morning will honor the life of 67-year-old Donny Miller, who was shot and killed February 10 in Hamilton.

Miller was a longtime volunteer firefighter, serving with the Byrd Volunteer Fire Department. Miller's fellow firefighters will hold a firefighter memorial at 11 a.m. at Landmark Freewill Baptist Church.

Jeremy Prestage, Chief of Byrd Volunteer Fire Department, served as Miller's chief for 12 years. Prestage says Miller's legacy and service will not be forgotten.

"Anytime I called on him, Donny was there," Prestage said. "He went far beyond what anybody would do. He was the pillar of our community and our fire department."

"He was just a great guy, and I loved him. Everybody loved him."

A memorial service for Linda Cole, the other victim in the February 10 shootings, was held over the weekend.

The suspect in the case, Jimmy Cooper, is charged with capital murder and kidnapping. He is being held in the Marion County Jail.

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