A memorial mural was unveiled at the Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College station on the 2/5 lines in Brooklyn on Mon., May 24, 2021 in honor of Train Operator Garrett Goble, who was killed in an arson fire aboard his train on March 27, 2020. (305205)
Credit: Marc A. Hermann/MTA

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.