On Thursday March 26, 2020, Train Operator Garret Goble left his home for the last time. Unbeknownst to him, that would be the last day he would ever spend with his wife and two young children, 5 month old Hunter and 10 year old Noah. On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:48am he was killed while saving customers escaping his burning train.
Many echoed the same sentiment about Goble, that "he was a great man who died to young". At 36, Garrett had been working for the New York City Transit Authority for 6 years. He enjoyed being a Train Operator. It showed in his actions. He assisted his Conduct in getting 16 passengers to safety. Prior to that he heroically came to work every day during the Corona virus pandemic to get essential employees to their destination. Who knew this would be his last trip ending his life, to soon, on the train tracks at 110th street.
We want his actions to be forever remembered. We are creating this petition to get the train station, where he taken his last breath at, renamed to 110th Street _ Garrett Goble. A young mother is now a widow, a mother has seen her child pass before her and two boys now has to grow up without a father. It is imperative that we keep his legacy alive for his family.
Let's keep his legacy and heroism alive so as his children get older they can come to 110th St_Garret Goble and remember the heroic actions of their dad. Let's keep his legacy and heroism alive so as the 16 passengers pass through there again they will forever be remembered by his actions. Let's keep his legacy and heroism alive so that all New Yorkers know what the actions of a real hero looks like. Let's keep his legacy and heroism alive so we can show the world that we truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of the men and women who operate our Transit system.
Please sign and share this petition so we can get 110th street train station renamed to 110th Street_Garrett Goble. Let's honor a true hero.