We Mourn the Loss of New York Security Officer Idrissa Camara


Security officer Idrissa Camara, a member of 32BJ SEIU, was killed protecting federal workers at 201 Varick in Manhattan on Friday. We join officer Camara’s family and co-workers in mourning this tragic loss.

“It broke my heart to see the picture of Idrissa beaming at his one-year-old daughter, Zaniya, in the New York Daily News,” said Valarie Long, Executive Vice President responsible for the Property Services Division. “Our thoughts and deepest condolences go to the Camara family, his friends and co-workers.

“Mr. Camara has worked in security for fourteen years and recently helped to organize his coworkers into the union.  He was a dedicated security officer and a true union leader who was building a more powerful union with his coworkers to win a better future for security officers and their families.

“We will continue to fight for security officers who are on the front lines every day keeping us safe here and in thousands of cities across the globe.”

Representing nearly 50,000 security officers across the country, SEIU is the largest union of security officers in the U.S. You can read the statement from 32BJ SEIU here, and more on the shooting from the New York Times.

Update: You can donate to Officer Camara’s family through 32BJ SEIU’s solidarity fund here.

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