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October 20, 2023

Thea Setterbo
Director of Communications
Tel. (212) 815-1536

DC 37 statement on death of on-duty School Crossing Guard

NEW YORK— District Council 37 issues the following statement regarding the passing of Krystyna Naprawa:

“We are deeply saddened by the devastating loss of School Crossing Guard Krystyna Naprawa, who was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning while on duty in Queens in the 102nd Precinct. Krystyna has been a member of DC 37 Local 372 since she joined the City of New York’s crossing guard ranks in 2010. These heroes put their lives on the line for our kids and neighborhoods every day, and today’s tragedy makes that stark fact unavoidable. This is the third guard struck by a vehicle in just a matter of months— anything over zero is unacceptable. We will continue pushing the City to fill vacant positions and increase funding that prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of our School Crossing Guards and those they serve.” – Henry A. Garrido, DC 37 Executive Director

District Council 37 is New York City's largest public employee union, with 150,000 members and 89,000 retirees.