Ohio sheriff dies of medical emergency while attending policing conference
Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer had served as sheriff since 2003
By Suzie Ziegler
XENIA, Ohio — An Ohio community is mourning the death of Sheriff Gene Fischer, who died while attending a work conference last week.
According to WDTN, Fischer suffered a medical emergency while at a B.S.S.A. Sheriff’s Convention in Sandusky, Ohio. Fischer was rushed to a hospital, where he died.
“It’s just devastating. It’s so unexpected. It’s such a huge loss,” Xenia Mayor Sarah Mays told WDTN. “He’s very well known within the county as the sheriff, but he also spent 20 years in Xenia as a police officer here. So, his ties with this community, his love for this community just runs so deep.”
Fischer had served as sheriff in Greene County since 2003, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer died following an unexpected medical emergency Tuesday night. My thoughts are with his wife and daughter during this time. Sheriff Fischer was a loyal public servant, dedicated to his family and Greene County. @dayton247now pic.twitter.com/p2HJgDNDr6— Megan O'Rourke (@Megan247Now) November 17, 2021
People are beginning to arrive for the funeral of Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. The funeral starts at 11am. @WDTN @OH29SO pic.twitter.com/ex8N1VTnOJ— Madeline Ashley (@maddyashleytv) November 24, 2021
@GovMikeDeWine and wife Fran have arrived just ahead of the 11am funeral for Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer. pic.twitter.com/QpPRJs4s5o— Madeline Ashley (@maddyashleytv) November 24, 2021