Farmington residents raise money for local firefighter

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FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – The community of Farmington is working to raise money to build a memorial for a fallen firefighter.

Lieutenant Shadd Rohwer, a 19-year veteran of the Farmington Fire Department, died in a Phoenix hospital on Thursday from job-related cancer.

According to the Daily Times, the community is now trying to raise $8,000 to build a memorial in Animas Park.

Organizers say it will include a patio with benches, a sculpture and a plaque with Roher’s story on it.

There is a GoFundMe page set up.

For more information about the GoFundMe, click here.

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