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.