Online fundraiser established for survivors of slain Local 171 member
An online fundraiser has been set up for the survivors of Dexter Perkins, a member of Local 171 (Aurora, Ill.), after he was slain in an act of violence Dec. 22 in Wheaton, Illinois.
Brother Perkins, 37, had been a member of our union since September 2022 and worked as a conductor for BNSF before his death.
He leaves behind two daughters, Brynn and Blair, and his mother as well as his brothers and sisters in Local 131.
“I’m sure anyone who knows Dexter will agree we were all truly blessed to call him our friend, and the amount of lives he touched is insurmountable,” wrote friend David Killingsworth, who organized the fundraiser. “The family he’s left behind has been shaken to their core.”
SMART-TD expresses its sincere condolences to Brother Perkins’ family, friends and all who knew him.
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