MTA officials joined leaders of TWU Local 100 today for the unveiling of a memorial mural and plaque at the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College subway station that honors the life and legacy of former Train Operator Garrett Goble.
A Brooklyn native and six-year transit veteran, Goble was killed while on duty last March. Crafted by the Brooklyn artist BK Foxx using acrylic paint and spray, the 8-feet by 5-feet seven-inch portrait of a smiling Goble will serve as a permanent addition to what was his home station.
Goble was operating a northbound train No. 2 at around 3 a.m. on March 27, 2020 when an arsonist set fire to a shopping cart, engulfing the train in flames near the 110 St. station. More than a dozen customers were also injured in the blaze. In addition to his wife Delilah, Goble is survived by two children and his mother Vicki.