From Joe Calabrese, CEO and General Manager, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA):
“We offer our deepest condolences to Larry’s wife Betty and their family at this time.
“This is a tremendous loss felt by the entire RTA family, who considered Larry a dear friend, a colleague and a professional.
“We are grateful for all the agencies who assisted with their tireless search and recovery efforts, including the Coast Guard, Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Fire Department, Cleveland Metroparks, Lakewood Fire Department, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and our own Transit Police.
“We also pray for the speedy recovery of Officer Lester Hill and thank him for his bravery throughout this ordeal.”
Here are details about the RTA employees:
- Lester Hill, 56, is a Transit Police Officer and has been with RTA since 1998.
- Larry Love, 56, was a station attendant and served RTA since 2003.