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Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Death of Longtime City of Seattle Employee Alan Justad in the Tragic Crane Incident in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (April 29, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued the below statement that one of four people killed in the tragedy involving a construction crane in downtown Seattle was the former Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Development and longtime public servant at the City of Seattle, Alan Justad, who retired in 2014:
“The City of Seattle family has lost a true public servant. Alan was a friend to many at the City of Seattle during his decades of outstanding service to our great City. Alan was respected for his commitment to service, his warmth, and his relentless belief in doing good for Seattle. So many in Seattle are grieving today as they absorb this terrible news. I’m holding Alan’s family and loved ones in my thoughts as they mourn this loss. This accident was tough for so many in our community – from our ironworkers to Seattle Pacific University to the City of Seattle family, and we continue to send our deepest condolences to those who lost ones they knew and loved.”