Alderman Pérez offers condolences to family of crossing guard
Statement of Alderman José G. Pérez - November 20, 2017
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.