Photo by PoPville flickr user ewilfong
Many people wrote in about this very sad incident last week. From the reports I’ve seen it’s not clear if they have a suspect. All I can say is that it is one more case of senseless violence in our city.
But I did want to share the news that services have been suspended for tomorrow.
From a DDOT press release:
The DC Department of Public Works will suspend trash, recycling and bulk collection on Thursday, October 21, to allow sanitation staff to attend funeral services for Larry Hutchins, a 24-year DPW employee who was shot and killed while preparing for duty on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
All Thursday trash and recycling collections, including once-a-week collections, will slide to Friday and Friday’s collection will be picked up on Saturday. Any bulk collections scheduled for Thursday will be rescheduled and those residents will be notified accordingly.
“DPW is mourning the loss of a cherished employee,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “Our solid waste employees will join the rest of the DPW family to pay their respects to Mr. Hutchins and his family on Thursday. I want to thank everyone—Mayor Adrian Fenty, the Council of the District of Columbia, the residents we serve, the media and our fellow colleagues—for their support during this time and patience during the brief interruption of these services.”