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.


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