LISTEN: Greene Co. Sheriff Gene Fischer receives ‘Final Call’ as he’s laid to rest

GREENE COUNTY — The funeral services for Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, who died unexpectedly Nov. 16., have finished at the Cedarville University Dixon Ministry Center.

The graveside service was held at Byron Cemetery in Fairborn and included a 21-gun salute, Sheriff Fischer’s final call and Taps.

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Fischer, 65, passed away after suffering a medical emergency around 9 p.m. Nov. 16 while attending a conference in Sandusky, a spokesperson for the department said.

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“We all lost a very good leader and good friend,” said Greene County Acting Sheriff Scott Anger. “He was the glue that kept the collaborations in the county going.”

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“We’re all shocked at what’s happened over the last day,” Anger said, saying the Fischer’s death will leave “a void we’ll never be able to fill.”

Fischer graduated from Fairborn High School in 1974, according to his LinkedIn page.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Capitol University in criminal justice, then got a master’s degree from Tiffin University in criminal justice administration.

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Fischer was a Xenia Police Officer for 20 years, from 1983 to 2003.

He became the Greene County Sheriff in 2003 and held that position for the past 18 years.