Acting Sergeant Michael J. Lubig, age 46, of the Detroit Fire Department, died on November 12, 2018, after suffering a medical emergency following a 24-hour shift during which he responded to several calls.
A second-generation firefighter, he joined the department in 1999 and served for almost 20 years, mostly in the department’s third battalion. His last assignment was with Engine 58 on the east side of Detroit.
Lubig was married and had four children.
He practiced martial arts and was an active runner. He loved rock and roll and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is remembered as an all-around good guy with an ever-present smile, lots of energy, and a free spirit.