My condolences to the Sowich family, the Sherrill Kenwood Fire Department, and the New Hartford Fire Department of New York. FireFighter Michael Sowich, 50, a 16 year veteran of the fire service, died Friday March 2, 2007. Michael passed away in his dorm room while attending a training seminar at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The cause of death is under investigation. I have created a permanent memorial for Michael on my website. More news, information, and photos can be found at:

If there is any additional information or photos you would like added to this memorial, please contact me.

Stay Safe

Shawn McDonald