Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer dies
- Published: November 17, 2021
Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Nov. 16.
An email from the Sheriff’s Office sent to local media Tuesday night said that Fischer had been attending an Ohio sheriff’s convention in Sandusky when around 9 p.m. he “suffered a medical emergency.” He was taken to a nearby hospital “where he was pronounced dead shortly after.”
Fischer, 65, was first appointed sheriff in 2003 and returned to office by county voters in subsequent elections. Prior to his tenure as sheriff, Fischer served 20 years as a Xenia police officer.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he graduated from Fairborn Park Hills High School in 1974 and went on to earn an associate degree in law enforcement from Clark Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Capital University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tiffin University.
Expressions of condolence shared Tuesday night and Wednesday morning on social media noted Fischer’s dedicated service and care for the community.
Addendum: A visitation for for Sheriff Gene Fisher will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Xenia Nazarene, 1204 West Second Street, Xenia, Ohio from 4 to 7 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. in Cedarville University’s Dixon Ministry Center, 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, Ohio. Burial follows at Byron Cemetery, 3256 Trebein Road, Fairborn, Ohio.
For those with concerns over COVID, the service will be live-streamed to a separate room, which will accommodate social distancing.