Community and law enforcement mourn the loss of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

GREENE COUNTY – Many law enforcement agencies and community members mourn the loss of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer.

>> RELATED: Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer Passes Away

Fischer died Tuesday night after suffering a medical emergency while attending a conference in Sandusky.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine:

“Fran and I are shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. Sheriff Fischer devoted himself to the law enforcement profession where he spent the majority of his professional career.

Fran and I first met Gene when he was working in the Xenia Police Department. What always struck me was how much he was loved by the men and women who worked under him in the department, and he had that same strong relationship with the men and women who worked for him in the office. sheriff. Gene combined this respect and love with a real relationship with the community. Sheriff Fischer was in community policing even before these techniques had a name.

Fran and I extend our condolences to his wife, Gail; his daughter Brittany; and all his family.

Representative Mike Turner:

Jeff Fiorita, Beavercreek Police Chief:

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost:

“My staff and I are heartbroken by the sudden passing of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. Sheriff Fischer was a dedicated public servant who was proud to represent the people of Greene County for nearly 40 years, first as a police officer in Xenia, then as County Sheriff for the past 18 years. .

I’m so grateful that I got to spend some time with Sheriff Fischer yesterday. He has always been highly respected – and for good reason. I admire and appreciate his dedication to the residents of Greene County and law enforcement. We offer our condolences to his family and his community. Sheriff Fischer will be sorely missed.

Xénia Police Division:

“Last night Greene County and the State of Ohio lost a much respected member of the law enforcement community. Our hearts are broken at the death of Sheriff Gene Fischer and we would like to offer our condolences to Sheriff Fischer’s wife Gail, daughter Brittany, Gene’s extended family and Gene’s law enforcement family. at the sheriff’s office. For many of us here at Xenia Police Division, Gene was more than just an elected official. Gene was a colleague and a friend. Before Gene became sheriff, he worked for the Xenia Police Division for many years, retiring from his position as Patrol Sergeant so that he could take over as sheriff. Once he became sheriff, we could always count on Gene to help us out whenever we needed help, greet us with a handshake and a smile, and then tell a really bad joke. We will miss him. Rest in peace, Gene.

Fairborn Police Department:

“The Fairborn Police Department extends our condolences to the family of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. Sheriff Fischer passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 16. Gene was a friend to everyone who knew him and he will be sorely missed.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Gray:

“So sad. I have known and been friends with Sheriff Fischer for several years. Kay and I are at the conference and spoke with him yesterday. We keep Sheriff Fischer and his family and the Greene County Sheriff’s office. in our prayers RIP Sheriff and thank you for your service.

Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson:

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share with you the loss of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. Sheriff Fischer touched many lives in his 35-plus years of law enforcement, the impact of which will not be forgotten anytime soon. We send prayers from our agency to the Greene County community that he proudly served. “

Former Beavercreek Mayor Brian Jarvis:

“So sad to hear of the passing of Sheriff Gene Fischer of Greene County (OH) tonight. I had known him for a little over a decade, talked to him often and considered him a good friend. He was an agent. dedicated law enforcement officer who genuinely cared about his community. He will be missed. “

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