Company: Rapid City Sanitation
Years of Service: 19+
Comments: David Legros, 60, of Rapid City passed away Tuesday of complications related to a medical condition suffered while working his collection route Jan. 5.
Legros had climbed into the compactor on his truck to pull out a trash container when he had a medical emergency.
Legros had been hospitalized since the incident.
Legros had worked for the city for 19 years and was retired from a 20-year career in the US Air Force.
“David was a valued City employee and was a great friend and coworker to all who knew and worked with him,” said Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender. “Our heartfelt condolences go to David’s wife, Deb, and family at this time.”
We will not forget you, David Legros.
Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on the garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the employees of our industry serve important roles and are very special people. As we remember this fallen hero of the waste industry, we join with their family and co-workers to honor their service.