Rutherford County Health Department Director Dana Garrett has passed away unexpectedly. The state Department of Health confirmed her passing on Wednesday.
She has served the department for the past 20-years.
Shelley Walker, media relations director for the state Department of Health said Garrett was, "a devoted nurse, a passionate public health advocate and a respected leader in our organization and her community. She will be greatly missed as a coworker and friend, and we join her family in grieving her loss."
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Dana Garrett and the family at The Rutherford County Health Department. She was a leader in this community and will be greatly missed."