November 22, 2014

Slain UTU bus operator eulogized at funeral

Some 600 mourners – including more than 300 coworkers and UTU officials — attended the funeral June 9 of slain Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) bus operator Alan Thomas, who was murdered May 20 by a lone passenger.

Also in attendance were law enforcement officials, transit executives and political leaders and representatives of other labor organizations. Thomas was remembered by his children, spouse, parents and other relatives for his strong family ties, and mourned as a public servant “doing a job for a community” when he was gunned down in a still inexplicable homicide.

Thomas was a member of UTU Local 1563.

To read the article on his slaying, click on the following link:

http://utu.org/2012/05/21/utu-member-bus-driver-murdered-in-los-angeles/