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'Turn yourself in': Community mourns DPW worker as family pleads for killer to come forward

’Turn yourself in’: Community mourns DPW worker as family pleads for killer to come forward

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MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee community is remembering DPW worker Bryan Rodriguez, as his family pleas for his killer to come forward.

Dozens of family, friends and city employees gather at Milwaukee’s City Hall for Bryan Rodriguez’s vigil Friday night.

“He was truly someone who was respected, who was loved, Bryan is someone who will be truly missed at DPW,” Commissioner of Public Works Jeffrey Polenske said.

The DPW worker, Rodriguez, was killed on the job while filling potholes in Milwaukee last week. His family said the support from the community has been helping them through this tragic time.

“It’s very tough to handle this so quick, so sudden,” a family spokesperson said.

The accused driver that hit Rodriguez, 30-year-old Terron Clayborn, has been charged with hit-and-run resulting in death. Clayborn is not in police custody and there is a warrant for his arrest. The DPW worker’s family is now asking Clayborn to come forward.

“Bring it in man, just turn yourself in, stop running,” the family spokesperson said. “Do what’s right.”

Many will remember Rodriguez as a devoted family man, who was full of life and loved his Harley, and a man who was dedicated to making Milwaukee a better place.

“People don’t think about that, they don’t think about the one who is driving the plow at 5 a.m. or who is the one who is standing in the street behind a dump truck filling those potholes,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “That was your dad, that was your brother, that was your friend. That was Bryan. He did it and he made a difference.”

The visitation for Bryan Rodriguez will be held at Serb Hall 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The service will begin immediately after 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.


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