JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is mourning one of its own. Corrections Deputy Charlie Murphy passed away early Friday morning.
"He's been a reserve with the Sheriff's Office since 1989," Sheriff Chuck Phillips says, "He was hired in '07 to work our road crew, our inmate road crew, to do litter control."
Sheriff Phillips says Murphy traveled across Jackson County for his job. "He's done a very good job. He's probably worked in every community in this county. Any community type project that needed help we'd call, and he'd take the inmates out and assist people."
Sheriff Phillips says Murphy played a big part in the sheriff's office in his position for years. "We're a small department, big county, so reserves are a really big help to us."
Murphy passed away early Friday morning. It's loss the entire Sheriff's Office and community feels. "He's been here for a long time. Everybody's known him," Sheriff Phillips says, "He was well-known pretty much all over the county."
Murphy's visitation will be Friday night at Valley Funeral Home in Scottsboro until 8:00. His funeral will be held on Saturday at Valley Funeral Chapel at two o'clock.