Shadd Rowher Passes of Cancer
Many Pagosans know Joan and Jerry Rowher from years of operating Moonlight Books on main street. Our hearts go out to them for the loss of their son, Shadd.
Firefighter Dies of Cancer
FARMINGTON — A Farmington firefighter died Thursday from a cancer that may have been caused by fighting fires, according to Acting Fire Chief David Burke.
Lt. Shadd Rowher, 44, died at approximately 10:10 a.m. Thursday after several years of battling cancer, according to a press release from the city of Farmington.
Rowher’s family gave Burke permission to speak to the media about the illness, but Burke did not receive permission to name the type of cancer with which Rowher was diagnosed. Burke said the cancer has been preidentified as being a risk to firefighters.
Because Rowher likely got cancer from fighting fires, his death is considered a line-of-duty death, according to the press release from the city.
“He had a great attitude and was very positive all the time,” Burke said.
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