Mayor's Statement on Shootings of Two DPW Workers

Crest of the City of Baltimore

Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425



BALTIMORE, MD. (Thursday, December 16, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement on the two separate shootings of Department of Public Works employees, which occurred over the past two weeks: 

“Sirron Whitaker, Jr., a DPW employee with the Utility Maintenance Division, is currently recovering in shock trauma after enduring a violent attack. This follows the shooting of Jake Rogers, a DPW employee with the Solid Waste Bureau. My heart goes out to their loved ones and our entire DPW family. Please do not hesitate to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7 LOCKUP to provide an anonymous tips. Money is available for information that leads to the arrest of anyone illegally possessing firearms and using guns to perpetrate violent crime in Baltimore City.”

Related Stories

Mayor Scott, DHCD Announces Effort to Establish City's First-Ever "Comprehensive Housing Plan"

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that the City of Baltimore is working to craft the City's first-ever Comprehensive Housing Plan, an effort led by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).


City of Baltimore Highlights Statewide Expansion of Maryland's Medicaid Supportive Housing Waiver

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, representatives from State and City agencies, local nonprofits, and Baltimore hospitals gathered at Baltimore City Hall to highlight the statewide expansion of FY 2025 funding for the Assistance in Community Integration Services (ACIS) pilot.