Mayor Steve Sweeney fights back tears as he talks about Ronnie Joe Wesley ― his friend and city utilities superintendent ― who died Friday evening of an apparent heart attack. He was 44 years old.
“He was a tremendous employee who went above and beyond by every measure. He was just a tremendous leader who worked too hard,” Sweeney said.
If there was an emergency somewhere in the city, Sweeney said that it was Wesley who was first on the scene.