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Mourning the Loss of CWA Local 1186 Member Keyshawn Gault

On October 26, three CWA Local 1186 members who work at the Buffalo Sewer Authority were shot while driving a work vehicle on New York Interstate 190 in Buffalo. One of the members, 22-year-old Keyshawn Gault, was killed. No arrests have been made in the incident, which remains under investigation.

“Our coworkers, who were violently attacked while working, are men who are loved and respected by their coworkers for their hard work and dedication to not only work but to each other,” said CWA Local 1186 President Salvatore Falzone. “The fact that they are so young is not to be overlooked either. As we continue to mourn the loss of one of our members, we also look forward to a speedy recovery for our other coworkers. We would like to thank Mayor Byron Brown, the Buffalo Police Department, the New York State (Police) Troopers, and the administration of the Buffalo Sewer Authority for their help in working with us throughout this.”

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor said, “It is incomprehensible that Buffalo has again been affected by a senseless shooting. CWA will do everything in our power to support our members who work for the Buffalo Sewer Authority, including the victims and their families.”

Donations to support Keyshawn’s family can be made here: