April 3,2009 | Vito A. Turso/Matthew LiPani
Press Release # 09-14, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New York City Department of Sanitation today renamed its Brooklyn North 2 Garage the "Alfred G. Timmons Garage" after Sanitation Worker Alfred G. Timmons, who died of a massive heart attack while on duty on August 16, 2000. He was 50 years old. The Department was joined at the ceremony by the Timmons family.
"Sanitation Worker Timmons was beloved and appreciated not only by his family members, but also his fellow coworkers from Brooklyn North District 2," said Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty. "His dedication to keep this city safe and clean was well known and appreciated by everyone who knew him. Alfred may no longer be with us, but he touched many lives while he was here. The renaming of the district garage in his honor is a fitting tribute to an exemplary man."
Harry Nespoli, president of Local 831, Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association, also spoke at the ceremony.
Sanitation Worker Timmons began his career with the Department on October 2, 1989 and was assigned for his entire career to Brooklyn North District 2. Aside from his work with the DSNY, Sanitation Worker Timmons also was involved in keeping his neighborhood safe, as well as being a skilled sketch artist, and a lover of fine arts.