Brothers and Sisters:
Please take a moment and read Bulletin #06-15 (attached in this email) from the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112.
Apparatus Operator Thomas Taylor was killed in the line of duty as a result of an arson fire on
January 28, 1981.
The arsonist, Mario Catanio is scheduled for a parole hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in the Sacramento area. In 2004, members of Local 522 stood with the Taylor Family, members of Local 112, and members of LAFD Task Force 60 to deny parole to
Mario Catanio. This convicted arsonist and murderer is again up for parole. I am asking the members of Local 522 to honor the request of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City by sending a letter to the State Parole Board to deny parole. Please have your letters in prior to February 25, 2015. A template is provided in UFLAC Bulletin #06-15
Please leave your calendar clear for March 11, 2015. It is critically important that Uniformed Firefighters attend the parole hearing. As soon as the Local knows the exact time and location we will arraign a march or transportation to the hearing site.
Brother Tom Taylor's father and brother are both retired from LAFD. We need to be there for them. Further details will follow as we receive them. To attend the parole hearing, please RSVP to Gabriela at the Union office.
Brian K. Rice