Charlotte County’s director of emergency management calls it “a crushing blow to the recovery effort.” Wayne Sallade refers to the death of the county’s facilities manager, Mike Sheridan.
Just 44 years old, Sheridan died of a heart attack during a camping trip over the weekend. He joined the county about a year and a half ago. Since hurricane Charley struck, Sheridan oversaw repair and replacement of county buildings. Wayne Sallade commented on the death from New Orleans—where he’s attending the National Hurricane Conference.
You’ve got to believe that the stress of this recovery effort had something to do with that. He was an integral part of critical facilities, the analysis after the storm, getting the emergency repairs done to many of the county buildings and whatnot.“
Sheridan is survived by his wife and two children. Meanwhile, hurricane stress may have driven an 86 year old Port Charlotte man to kill himself. Edward Brodziak had apparently been having trouble with a Fort Myers roofing company. He drove to the roofer’s offices Monday and shot himself.
Wednesday, 23 March 2005 00:00