Statement from Council President Sabina Matos on the Passing of the Honorable State Superior Court Judge Alton Wiley

Feb 18, 2021 | 0 comments

I am saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable Superior Court Judge Alton Wiley, an accomplished jurist and a man who broke down barriers.

Judge Wiley’s role as the first black judge to sit on the Rhode Island District and Superior Courts was proof that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Not only did he break barriers, but he served the State of Rhode Island for decades with integrity, intellect, and allegiance to the law.

It is public servants like him who value virtue, equality, and opportunity that make the State of Rhode Island such a wonderful place to be. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.

I extend my most sincere condolences to Judge Wiley’s family and friends and pray that his memory is a blessing to all who knew him.

Sabina Matos, President
Providence City Council
Councilwoman – Ward 15

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