'Wonderful man' - Family remembers late president of 77th Precinct Community Council

In the wake of the death last month of the 77th Precinct Community Council president, his family says there won't be another person like him.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 9:41 PM

Updated 1,050 days ago

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In the wake of the death last month of the 77th Precinct Community Council president, his family says there won't be another person like him.
Dr. James Caldwell was laid to rest Wednesday at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph after suddenly dying in his sleep on May 27.
"Such a wonderful man and it's such a great loss and he's going to be so dearly missed," said his friend Elaine Greene.
The Crown Heights man served as president of the community council for decades and is credited for producing results.
"Since James has been president of the 77th community, crime has been drastically reduced," said his sister Valerie Caldwell.
Loved ones say he always went out of his way to help others who were struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. He also fought against the city's third-party transfer program in 2017, which many say unfairly targeted Black and brown property owners.
Caldwell's family says they are proud to see that in his 69 years, he left a lasting impression.
Caldwell will be buried Thursday alongside his wife.


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