Maryland Department of Transportation Statements on Bus Operator Fatal Shooting This Morning

BALTIMORE CITY, MD (October 8, 2020) – Following the fatal shooting that killed 51-year-old Marcus Parks, the Maryland Department of Transportation issued the following statements.

Statement from Transportation Secretary Greg Slater:

MDOT truly is a family. I am deeply saddened and troubled that one of our own was killed on the job this morning. My sympathy goes out to the Parks family. Mr. Parks and all of our bus operators are critical to providing essential travel throughout this pandemic and every day. They deserve to be able to serve the community safely.

Statement from MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn:

The safety of our employees and our riders is MDOT MTA’s highest priority. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our family members, bus operator Marcus Parks. As a 20-year employee, Mr. Parks was a true frontline hero transporting essential workers during this COVID-19 health emergency. MDOT MTA is forever grateful for his commitment to the residents of Baltimore. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this most difficult time.

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