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FIREFIGHTERS MOURN LOSS OF 19-YEAR VETERAN

 

January 19, 2018

J.R. Sykes

Members of the Bloomfield Fire Department and others from the community waited for the remains of Lt. Rohwer to travel through Bloomfield on his way to Farmington

Farmington Firefighters Local 2850 is saddened to announce the passing of one of our members in the line of duty.

Farmington Fire Lieutenant Shadd Rohwer was diagnosed with job-related cancer in 2015. He succumbed to his disease on January 11th, 2018, which was also Lieutenant Rohwer's 19th year anniversary of service with Farmington Fire Department. He was 44 years old.

Lieutenant Rohwer was a member of the department's Technical Rescue Team, Wildland Team, New Mexico Urban Search and Rescue where he was deployed following Hurricane Katrina and the Surface Water Oil Spill Emergency Response Team (SWOSER).

Lieutenant Rohwer was also a Rescue 3 International Instructor and a member the department's Engineer Committee.

Lieutenant Rohwer was known for his positive attitude, his willingness to help his fellow firefighters, strong fortitude, and a deep love of the fire service. He took great pride and passion in serving our community. His sense of humor and his passion for life made him a pleasure to work with. He represents the best of what we all strive to be. Lieutenant Shadd Rohwer will be greatly missed by his fellow Farmington Firefighters.

He leaves behind his mother Joan, father Jerry, and brother Tobi, all of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. He also leaves behind a very close cousin whom he considered a brother, Ryan Perry who works for the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Firefighters from across New Mexico congregated at the ABQ International Sunport on Sunday, January 14th to honor Lieutenant Rohwer's return. A procession accompanied Lieutenant Rohwers remains from Albuquerque to Farmington.

A visitation for family and friends is scheduled on Friday, January 19 from 5-9 p.m. at Farmington Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache Street in Farmington.

A memorial service and celebration of Lt. Rohwer's life is scheduled on Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m. at San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

Memorial donations can be made to the following organizations in Lt. Rohwer's honor: Hustle Kindness/Peach's Neet Feet hustlekindness.com and Farmington Professional Fire Fighters Local 2850/Shadd Rohwer Fund Four Corners Community Bank.

 

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