Caltrans Media Advisory
April 24, 2017
Contact: Steven Shultz
Caltrans (619) 688-6670
2017 Highway Workers Memorial Day – San Diego
WHO: - Caltrans District 11 Director Laurie Berman;
- Caltrans Chief of Maintenance & Operations Tony Tavares;
- District 11 Deputy Director of Construction & Land Surveys Ron Caraet;
- Caltrans District Division Chief of Maintenance Everett Townsend; and
- California Highway Patrol (CHP) representative.
WHAT: Caltrans and the CHP will pay tribute to highway workers who have died in the line of duty at the annual Caltrans Highway Workers Memorial ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Caltrans District Office, 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA
PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: A memorial display of 186 orange safety cones with the names of each of the Caltrans workers killed in the line of duty statewide since 1921, as well as a single black cone for other highway workers killed in the line of duty statewide. Of the 186 cones, 20 will signify Caltrans employees who lost their lives while working on highways in San Diego and Imperial counties since 1921. New cones will be placed for two Caltrans workers who lost their lives since last year, and the ceremony will also honor two CHP officers statewide and a tow truck driver locally killed in the line of duty since last year.
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