The Miami Beach (FL) Police Department issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday announcing the sudden death of Detective Larry Marrero, a 28-year veteran of the department.

The agency did not specify what the medical emergency was, but said Marrero was on duty at the time and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

"Detective Marrero was a consummate professional who always excelled in his assignments," the department said in a statement. "Revered as a leader among his peers and supervisors alike, Larry will be truly missed."