September 25, 2014

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Southwest District Day of Remembrance

Springfield Day of Remembrance


Springfield Day of Remembrance

Maxine Hawkins Morelock, daughter of John C. Hawkins who died in a work zone accident in 1950, helps Springfield Senior Maintenance Worker Clint Eidson place a placard with her father’s name on it. Placards with the names of the Southwest District’s 22 fallen workers were placed next to trimline cones with safety vests and hard hats during the District Office’s Day of Remembrance ceremony Sept. 18. (Photo/David Mitchell)
Monica Slatten, mother of Joshua Slatten who died in work related vehicle crash in 2008, hugs Branson Maintenance Supervisor Jim Jewsbury following the District Office’s Day of Remembrance gathering. (Photo/David Mitchell)
Joplin Day of Remembrance  

Cassville Day of Remembrance

Employees, retirees and families take part in the Day of Remembrance gathering at the Joplin Regional Office. Sharon Minton, at far right, widow of James Minton, Jr. who died in an explosion at a work-related conference at Lake of the Ozarks in 1991, attended the gathering. (Photo/David Mitchell)   Cassville maintenance employees read the names of fallen Southwest District workers during Day of Remembrance event. (Photo/David Colf)
Marshfield Day of Remembrance   Neosho Day of Remembrance
District Support Services Manager Deborah Stuart (far right), leads the Day of Remembrance ceremony at the Marshfield maintenance shop. (Photo/Jeff Robertson)   Springfield Resident Engineer Brad Gripka (far right) leads the Day of Remembrance ceremony at the Neosho maintenance shop. (Photo/Travis Wilfong)
Branson Day of Remembrance  

Fallen Worker Graphic

Employees at the Branson maintenance shop set up this memorial to fallen MoDOT workers on the Day of Remembrance. (Photo/Tom Anna)    

SW District Remembers

Fallen Workers

The Southwest District honored MoDOT employees who have died on the job during Day of Remembrance observances on Sept. 18.

State records indicate 131 women and men have died in service to the citizens of Missouri since 1946. Twenty-two of those were from the Southwest District, the most recent in 2008.

Services were held at the District Office in Springfield and the Regional Office in Joplin. Members of the District Management Team also fanned out across the Southwest District, visiting each of the district’s maintenance buildings and project offices, bringing together employees, families of the fallen and retirees to emphasize the importance of safety and to remember, honor and respect those who lost their lives.


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Jennifer Williams
Customer Relations Manager
Southwest District

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