City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works
Press Release

A call to support the family of Bryan Rodriguez

Statement from Commissioner Jeff Polenske February 13, 2019

By - Feb 13th, 2019 01:17 pm

Since the untimely death of DPW worker Bryan Rodriguez last week, I’ve received an outpouring from people interested in supporting his bereaved family.

Bryan’s family would like the public to know of the following ways to contribute.

Donations are being accepted at all Landmark Credit Union locations or can be mailed to 9515 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53277 under the Bryan Rodriguez Memorial Fund. A Go Fund Me account has also been established. Donations to the Bryan Rodriguez Memorial Fund can be made at

Bryan’s family has also warmly extended an invitation for members of the public to attend the following. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Serb Hall 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI from 9 a.m. to noon. The service will begin at noon with a procession to start at 2:30 p.m. (possibly earlier depending on speeches) that will head to Good Hope Cemetery, 4141 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee, WI.

As you may know, it has been a difficult week for DPW and it’s even more tragic that Bryan’s funeral will take place just days after the funeral of Officer Matthew Rittner, which is occurring today. He, like Bryan Rodriguez, had his life cut short while in service to this City. I ask the public to please take time to reflect on their passing and find ways to support their families.

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