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Procession of DPW trucks honors Bryan Rodriguez, city worker killed on the job

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Bryan Rodriguez funeral procession DPW trucks

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Department of Public Works employee Bryan Rodriguez was laid to rest on Saturday, Feb. 17. The city worker was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Feb. 8.

While the manhunt continues for the suspect who's responsible for the crash, Saturday was focused on Rodriguez.

"The show of support meant everything to the family," said Frank, family spokesperson.

Milwaukee's south side was filled with a sea of yellow as a procession of public works vehicles escorted the body of 54-year-old Rodriguez to his final resting place.

Bryan Rodriguez funeral procession DPW trucks

"Not only for our family but as well as his DPW family, it's been very emotional. It's been a roller coaster," Frank said.

Rodriguez was filling potholes last week, when he was fatally struck by a car. Investigators say Terron Clayborn was behind the wheel and ran from the scene.

Bryan Rodriguez

Milwaukee's south side was filled with a sea of yellow as a procession of public works vehicles escorted the body of 54-year-old Rodriguez to Good Hope Cemetery in Greenfield.

"Not only for our family but as well as his DPW family, it's been very emotional. It's been a roller coaster," Frank said.

Rodriguez was filling potholes last week, when he was fatally struck by a car. Investigators say Terron Clayborn was behind the wheel and ran from the scene.

Family grieves as the search for Clayborn continues.

Bryan Rodriguez funeral procession DPW trucks

Terron Clayborn

"Turn yourself in, wherever you're at, turn yourself in because that's what you'd want for your family," said Frnak.

Flags have been ordered at half-staff for Rodriguez. Friends are in disbelief he is gone.

"It's too bad. He's just a good guy. Should've never happened to him," said Curtis Carnitz, friend.

Loved ones remember Rodriguez as a hard worker who was devoted to family.

"He didn't like to see people negative. He didn't like to see people down. He just wanted to see everybody positive and have a good time," said Frank.

"He was just a good guy," Carnitz said. "Bryan was a good dude."

Bryan Rodriguez funeral procession DPW trucks

As they said their goodbyes, pained by tragedy, they're trying to heal together and look for justice.

"Just do the right thing, turn yourself in and stop running. Let's give this family some more closure," Frank said.

Even as they grieve, Rodriguez's family expressed gratitude for everything the community has done. They ask people to stay positive.

Anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts should call authorities.

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