Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “First of all, my sympathy, thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family and friends of Jafet Robles. The following morning, I reached out to close family friend, City Councilor Adam Gomez to express these same sentiments. Also, I have spoken to Police Commissioner John Barbieri and he has reached out to Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb for any assistance on this tragic situation, in pursuit of justice for Jafet. Though at times, Jafet and I might not have agreed on the methods to reach the same goal - he was without question a compassionate and effective advocate for our people to help empower them towards a better future. It was a pleasure to work with him and again, my sympathy and encouragement to Jafet's family and friends. May his legacy live on and may God rest his soul."