Ald. Jose Perez
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Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard

Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez - November 20, 2017

By - Nov 20th, 2017 02:12 pm

Alderman José G. Pérez was alerted this afternoon by his colleague, Alderman Cavalier ‘Chevy’ Johnson, that crossing guard Andrew Tyler’s health had a heartbreaking outcome. Mr. Tyler was struck by a hit-and-run driver in early November while doing his job of helping kids get safely to school.

Andrew Tyler’s family alerted a colleague that Mr. Tyler is brain dead and that they will be planning his funeral. After being struck by the hit-and-run driver, Mr. Tyler’s leg was amputated, his kidneys then failed, and soon after he lost the other leg. Family reports the 71-year-old is now brain dead.

I am offering my deepest sympathy to Mr. Tyler’s family and friends. He was simply doing his job when he was so carelessly struck. The reckless driving and senseless killings must end. I ask that the community keep the family in their prayers this holiday season.

The Milwaukee Police Department is still looking for the driver who was in a burgundy, 4-door, 1997-2001 Buick Park Avenue or LeSabre. I urge anyone with information to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

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One thought on “Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard”

  1. Steve says:

    I used to work up in that area and I cannot count how many times careless drivers blow through both stop signs and Yield signs!There’s a small playground there where many children play and I wonder if these jerks even have children of their own!I hope whoever did this is either caught or turns him or herself in!My condolences go to the Tyler Family in this very difficult time.

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