In two seperate shooting incidents over the weekend we tragically lost two of our union brothers.
In times like these there are no words that can explain or dull the pain that everyone is feeling from the loss of our brothers, Darnell Simmons and Terrell Jones.
As residents of the City of Chicago we have all experienced the senseless violence of our City first hand but when it hits this close to home there are no words to express our outrage and pain for the senseless murder of both of these good family men.
As Union brothers and sisters we have worked alongside them and know their dedication to their job, their union, and most of all their families.
As union brothers and sisters we morn the loss of Darnell and Terrell but we cannot imagine the pain their families are feeling at this moment.
We hope this to be of some comfort that they know as union members we are all family and when one of our own gets taken from us in such a horrific way that we all promise to never let our memories of them be tainted by these cowardly criminals.
We will send out further details as they become available and we ask each and every one of you, our brothers and sisters, to keep the families of Darnell and Terrell in your prayers.
Rest in peace brothers.