FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND SANITATION COMMISSIONER DOHERTY ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF SANITATION WORKER ANGEL ROLDAN
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
“Earlier today, one of New York's Strongest, Sanitation Worker Angel Roldan, was struck and killed while walking outside his district garage in the Bronx. Angel was 39 years old and has served the Department of Sanitation for the last 11 years. Angel is survived by his wife Rena – who serves as an NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent, an 18-year-old daughter Angelique and a 14-year-old son Angel, Jr.
“Though it will come as no comfort to his family and loved ones, the driver of the Honda Pilot that struck Sanitation Worker Roldan remained on the scene and is being questioned by the Police Department.
“Sanitation workers have a vitally important job that they perform regardless of the bitter cold or sweltering heat, and all too often their efforts go unrecognized. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Roldan family during this terrible time.”
Statement of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty
“The Department is truly saddened by the death of Sanitation Worker Angel Roldan, who died this afternoon. Sanitation Worker Roldan was a dedicated employee who served New York City well. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Rena and their two children. This tragic event has affected everyone in the Department, especially at this festive holiday time. Sanitation Workers perform a dangerous and essential job helping to keep New York City safe and clean. He will be missed.”
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (212) 788-2958
Vito A. Turso (Sanitation) (646) 885-5020