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Hit and run victim remembered by his coworkers

The manager of the Ocean Springs Walmart said she and others who worked with Frank Murphy on a daily basis remember his strong character, and his willingness to go beyond the call to get the job done. The manager of the Ocean Springs Walmart said she and others who worked with Frank Murphy on a daily basis remember his strong character, and his willingness to go beyond the call to get the job done.
Frank Murphy's name tag still hangs from one of the shelves in the maintenance department in the back of the store. The store's manager said it will likely stay there in his honor. (Photo source: WLOX) Frank Murphy's name tag still hangs from one of the shelves in the maintenance department in the back of the store. The store's manager said it will likely stay there in his honor. (Photo source: WLOX)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

Ocean Springs police are still investigating a fatal hit and run accident that killed Frank Murphy this weekend. The 44-year-old was walking along Bienville Boulevard with his friend after leaving work at Walmart Saturday night when the accident happened.

The manager of the Ocean Springs Walmart said its times like these when her coworkers band together the most. She and others who worked with Murphy on a daily basis remember his strong character, and his willingness to go beyond the call to get the job done.

"He always helped anywhere that was needed. He took a lot of pride in his performance," said manager Stacie Sutton.

It was that pride that Sutton loved to see every day when Murphy came to work. She was on the job with him for four out of the 18 years that he worked at Walmart. But, she said it was easy to see his character on day one.

According to Sutton, Murphy was in charge of keeping up the floors throughout the department store, which he did with pride. Now, his memory lives on where he did a lot of his work. His name tag still hangs from one of the shelves in the maintenance department in the back of the store. Sutton said the name tag will likely stay in his honor. 

Murphy worked for Walmart for 18 years and didn't have any family nearby. But, that didn't stop his group of coworkers from taking up the slack.

"It's always been like that. It's a very family-oriented group of associates here," said Sutton.

Two of those associates were Murphy's roommates. They were still too shaken for an interview on camera.

"They want everyone to know that he was a very good friend. And he would do anything to help anyone," said Sutton.

And it wasn't just his roommates who felt that way. It seems everyone who came in contact with Murphy was impressed by his willingness to go beyond the call of duty.

"He was a team player all the way," said Dalia Aleman, who worked with Murphy for six years.

She said suddenly losing a coworker to a tragedy like this is never easy. But, remembering his reliability and joy brought a smile to her face.

"He followed through. Just a good person. All around good person and dependable. It's the kind of associates that we like," said Aleman.

The Ocean Springs Police Department is still asking for help from the public. Captain William Jackson said the vehicle that hit Murphy will likely have a broken windshield. If you have any information on this incident, you're asked to call investigators at (228) 875-2211 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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