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Ind. deputy dies after coming into contact with power lines while responding to crash

A passing driver noticed Deputy Fred Fislar was down and used his radio to notify dispatchers

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Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office

By Sarah Roebuck

DANVILLE, Ind. — A deputy with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office was electrocuted while responding to a crash, FOX59 reports.

On April 15, Deputy Fred Fislar responded to a crash involving a driver who struck a utility pole. The aftermath caused electrical wires to hang low near the crash site.

A passing driver, who also witnessed the crash, noticed Fislar was down. The witness used Fislar’s radio to notify dispatchers.

It was determined that Fislar had come into contact with the power lines after arriving at the scene, Hendricks County Sheriff Jack Sadler said.

Fislar was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

“Our heart is broken for the Fislar family, for our department family and for the community family,” Sadler told FOX59. “I hope that everyone will come together and show honor to a true hero of our community.”

Fislar served with the department for two and a half years. He leaves behind a wife and two children.