Cave Spring and Floyd County lost one of its heroes on Saturday with the passing of Mike Ragland.

Ragland, most recently known for the books he wrote, was also known for his time as a Major with the Rome City Police and guides for numerous history tours.

Ragland’s book Bertha flew off the shelves of books stores across the county and even sold word-wide.

Ragland also wrote numerous articles for Coosa Valley News while serving as a councilman in Cave Spring. More importantly he was a friend of everyone in our office.

According to his daughter Bekki Fox, Ragland passed away suddenly leaving a book signing in Rockmart.

The above video is a sitdown we did with Mike Ragland back in 2012.