August 6, 2010: Bryan Cirigliano was a union steward with the Teamsters, a father, a husband and brother. He was also the first person killed during the workplace shooting rampage at Connectucut's Hartford Distributors.
"I can't believe it. I really can't believe it," said his brother Mike Cirigliano. "Yesterday I saw the look on all my friends. For 35 years I worked with them. We'd always joked around. We had always had our good times. And I saw expression on their faces that broke my heart because what they were feeling and what I was feeling nobody should ever have to feel."
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A Memorial Fund has been established at Teamsters Local 1035 to help members’ families recover from the tragic shootings there.
The Teamsters Union announced the establishment of the fund to raise money for the victim’s families. The International Union donated the first $50,000 to the fund.
Help Teamster families recover from the tragic shootings at a beer distribution warehouse in Hartford.
Donations should be sent to:
Teamsters Local 1035 Hartford Distributors Memorial Fund c/o Teamsters Local Union 1035 400 Chapel Road, 2-B South Windsor, Connecticut 06074
Nine people, including Local 1035 President Brian Cirigliano, were tragically killed in the workplace shooting on August 3. In all, seven union members lost their lives.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of the victims, Local 1035 members, and all those affected by the shooting.