Caltrans District 1 Remembers 17 Employees at Annual Workers Memorial


CRESCENT CITY, CA. (KIEM) – Caltrans District 1 honors 17 employees who lost their lives at their Annual Workers Memorial. Leon Purvis was in Crescent City Thursday at the ceremony. He brings us more.

17 names on Orange Cones. Called one by one to remember Caltrans workers who have been killed on the job since 1921.

Their most recent worker who died on the job is Annetee Brooks. She was a Caltrans Supervisor who was shot to death by another employee in April of 2017 at the Caltrans maintenance facility in Rio Dell.

Lynus Ralph worked with Brooks. He recalls things about her character and who she was as a person.

Matthew Brady remembers Brooks because of her hard work and dedication to 18 years of service.

Caltrans does this Memorial Service every year so someone like Brooks is not forgotten.

Caltrans will remember 189 workers at its annual Statewide Fallen Workers Memorial on Thursday April 25th at 11 in the morning, at the State Capital in Sacramento.