Milwaukee Common Council
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Joint statement on the death of a Department of Public Works worker

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Robert Donovan, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez, Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, Alderman Tony Zielinski, and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

By - Feb 8th, 2019 03:48 pm

It is with great sadness that we come together to mourn the passing of another public servant, senselessly killed while doing his job on the streets of Milwaukee.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. today, an employee of the Department of Public Works Infrastructure Division was filling potholes as part of a street repair crew in the 1800 block of N. 17th St. A car struck the crew member, pinning him to his truck. First responders were on the scene immediately, but the crew member died later at the hospital of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle fled from the car and Milwaukee Police are searching for him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of our DPW brother. We grieve with all of you and offer our condolences to his DPW colleagues and his loved ones.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Milwaukee Police immediately at (414) 935-7360.

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