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Seneca drove a cab in the Chicago suburbs to support his 5-year-old son.
Maywood, Illinois 2015
Andrew came to the defense of a woman passenger who was attacked when she got out of his cab.
Scottsdale, Arizona 2015
The father of a 5-month-old girl, he had just started working for the sedan service a week earlier.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015
His wife's last words to him over the phone: "I just told him to come home."
Chicago, Illinois 2015
Known by his friends as "Charlie Tuna."
Lakewood, Ohio 2015
Dollar van driver, shot by another van driver, leaves five children.
Far Rockaway, New York 2015
Former police officer was a father and grandfather.
Merced, California 2015
Cab company owner: "Everybody is sad here today. I've been doing this for 30 years. I have lost 12 drivers."
Capitol Heights, Maryland 2014
Mr. Odifa's wife, Toyin, moved to the U.S. from Nigeria with their 9-month-old son only six months prior.
Norcross, Georgia 2014
Family of slain driver needs help with burial costs.
Norwalk, Connecticut 2014
His father drove a taxicab, and so did his wife.
North Charleston, South Carolina 2014
One of two Bronx livery drivers slain within a week of each other; same suspects in both crimes.
Bronx, New York 2014
Second Louisville taxicab driver slain within four months.
Louisville, Kentucky 2014
His father started a group to combat violence. Many victims are remembered on Facebook.
Crownsville, Maryland 2014
Livery driver worked two jobs to take care of his family.
Chicago, Illinois 2014
"He's a very hardworking man. So, he has little kids you know?" said his friend Fazel Karim.
Stamford, Connecticut 2014
"His niece Kelly Baker loved hearing her uncle tell stories about driving a cab in the Cape Region. He had a sharp wit and dry sense of humor that made her laugh."
Millsboro, Delaware 2014
"He made his daughter a promise, 'I'm gonna take you to the park every day,' " said Sarfaraz's cousin.
Hafiz Salman Sarfaraz
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
Shot and killed while waiting at an East Side gas station for his first fare of the day.
Detroit, Michigan 2012
Cathy, center, with her children.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2011
"He laughed and my heart just stopped," his wife recalled. "It was the most full, beautiful, happy laugh that I ever heard in my entire life..."
Lexington, Kentucky 2011
Killed when a driver fleeing from police collided with his taxicab.
Mohamed Ould Mohamed Sidi
Erlanger, Kentucky 2011
Uneasy about two recent taxi robberies, he took some time off and had just returned to work.
Petersburg, Virginia 2011
Unlicensed livery driver is survived by his wife and young daughter. Cab had no partition, no camera; no arrests.
Yonkers, New York 2009
Livery driver was the second slain in the Bronx in a week.
New York City (Bronx), New York 2009
Former diplomat was father of three and the author of three books.
Joseph Adeyanju Adefolalu
Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
His mother drove cabs when she was younger, told him to watch out. "It's not like it used to be."
East Orange, New Jersey 2009
Linda took a fare at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning that turned into an armed robbery and murder.
St. Petersburg, Florida 2008
Gypsy cab driver was punched by an angry passenger, pushed out of his cab; struck by another car and killed.
Woodhaven, Queens (NYC), New York 2008
Lois, a single mother of two sons and two daughters, drove a taxi for 18 years.
Grand Prairie, Texas 2008
"Sab" emigrated from Nigeria and co-founded a cab company. He is described by his fellow drivers as easy-going and gregarious.
Raliegh, North Carolina 2008
A new American citizen, Abdelrahmen was working to bring his wife and three young sons from war-torn Sudan.
Rochester, New York 2008
Mr. Woodger was held in high regard by his colleauges.
Sydney, NSW, Australia 2007
Mr. Chavez was driving home with his wife and 5-year old son from Church of God in Lake Worth when he heard the dispatcher call for a pickup nearby.
Francisco Arturo Chavez
West Palm Beach, Florida 2006
A suspect in the murder was photographed by a security camera in Mr. Bhatti's cab. The same assailant seriously injured another Toronto cab driver on the same night.
Toronto, Ontario 2006
Husband and wife worked hard and bought a new cab. Seerajie disguised herself as a man when driving, but was shot by young carjackers.
Stabroek, Guyana 2006
Nelcena, 25, drove a taxi one month; said she intended to quit because the work was too dangerous.
Summerville, South Carolina 2006
A passenger attacked him despite signs in the cab warning that a security camera was taking pictures.
Toronto, Ontario 2005
His wife told their two children that their father was now "a star in heaven driving Jesus to Asda in his taxi."
Bristol, England 2005
One brother was riding along with the other to learn the cab business. Both were murdered on the same night. Survived by their wives and a total of ten children.
Johnny and Edgar Infante
Newark, New Jersey 2005
Driver was studying to be a Baptist minister. He was stabbed to death by a customer who refused to pay a $7 fare.
Brighton, Massachusetts 2005
Immigrant from Somalia and father to seven children, Yussuf was honored by hundreds of his colleagues.
Hassan Mohamoud Yussuf
Edmonton, Alberta 2005
Survived by his wife and two daughters, aged 6 and 7.
Rochester, New York 2005
Police theorize that Guess, father of nine, was killed by a young man trying to impress fellow gang members.
Derald Howard Guess
Edgewood, Maryland 2004
"He was murdered over $7.00, he was just out working that night to make extra money for his daughter's 16th birthday (2 days later), and to get the rest of her school supplies."
Charles Eugene Shields
Davidson County, North Carolina 2004
Doused with gasoline and set afire in a botched robbery.
Las Vegas, Nevada 2004
Livery driver slain, then assailants fired on police
Newark, New Jersey 2004
Assailants who killed two in a crime spree later claimed that the shotgun murder of Mr. Romberg was an accident
Baraboo, Wisconsin 2004
Driver who headed Táchi Express was assassinated outside his home
Javier Becerra Chacón
San Cristóbal, Venezuela 2004
His son Ujwal was talking to him on the phone when the assault began
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2004
The apparent motive for the murder was to steal his taxicab
Ismael Mamani Santos
Oruro, Bolivia 2004
Mother of three was slain in her first month as a cab driver
Dieppe, New Brunswick 2004
Recent immigrant, a devout church member, is survived by a wife and four year old son
Portland, Oregon 2003
Fatally pushed down a staircase by a passenger who fled without paying
Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan 2003
A 17-year old boy was arrested for the crime and charged with first-degree murder
Landover, Maryland 2003
Somali immigrant is survived by his wife and two year old son
Ahmed Hussein Ahmed
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003
Shot, then the cab crashed and burned
Sukhpal Singh Sodhi
San Francisco, California 2002
Two gunmen lay in wait for him, paramilitary claimed credit
County Tyrone, Ireland 2002
A gas station security camera provided police with a lead
Troy A. Prather
Tucson, Arizona 2002
Mortally wounded, he attempted to drive himself to a hospital but got into a wreck injuring a man and child before he died
New York, New York 1999
Medallion cab driver was third NYC cabby slain in a week, 35th that year, precipitated a protest involving 4000 taxicabs
New York, New York 1993
Shot in the back attempting to flee from robbers
Washington, DC 1992
Driver for 30 years was husband of Maryola Jones and grandfather to two
San Diego, California 1992
Driver tried to get help at a residence but nobody was home, later a suspect was arrested in Houston in connection with the murder of another taxicab driver
Michael Lane Grubbs
Dallas, Texas 1992
Shot while assisting a customer unloading groceries
San Francisco, California 1992
His wife Deborah worked with Karyn Imrich to get partitions installed in LA cabs
Los Angeles, California 1991
Slain driver's wife, Karyn Imrich, worked with Deborah Imaku to get partitions in LA cabs
Los Angeles, California 1990
"Big Mo" often gave young people free rides home to get them off the streets at night
Robert William Moore
Dallas, Texas 1990
Slain three weeks after attending the funeral for his friend "Big Mo" Moore
Sammie Lee Woodard
Dallas, Texas 1990
Haitian artist drove a gypsy cab
New York, New York 1989
Ambushed when he went to ring a doorbell, never recovered and died four years later in his wife Carol's arms
San Francisco, California 1989
Police say that new forensic technology offers hope for this decades-old case, but lost evidence is preventing a conviction.
Bundaberg, Queensland Australia 1987
"Jimmy was a quiet, unassuming guy who never had a bad word to say about anything. He was just a wonderful guy."
- Guy Roberts of Maltor Service
New York, NY 1987
Survived by his wife Rita and sons Joseph and Daniel
George Graph Griffin III
Tampa, Florida 1986
Ms. Shelton was the second San Antonio taxi driver slain in ten months
Lou Ann Shelton
San Antonio, Texas 1985
His sister Bettina later asked NYPD to reopen the investigation
Philip H. Cohen
New York, New York 1983
"I remember his funeral. There were a lot of television news people there recording the whole thing. I remember my mother being interviewed by a newsman and she suggested to them to put bullet proof glass in the cabs. At the time there was a series of murders of cab drivers in the area."
Gene Allen Jorgensen
Oakland, California 1978
Wayne's family posted a reward offer, which still stands. The notice appeared in the Ottawa Citizen for five days during March 1998.
Nepean, Ontario 1977
Pictured with his kid sister Roseann, Mr. Brecher was survived by his own young children as well.
Earl William Brecher
Anaheim, California 1965
One of five drivers slain in the Bay Area and Sacramento in 1947-48
Ernest A. Pinataro
San Francisco, California 1947
Remembered and missed even after the passage of many years
Lawrence Burleigh (Dick) Hewitt
Kitchener, Ontario 1937
Janet Hilliard, left, and Helen Smiley with a photograph of their father Dick Hewitt.
Photo by Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record staff, 2015
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