Deputy Sheriff
Jerry Alan 'Jed' Fisher
Gibson County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Age: 48
Served: 7 years, 9 months
Badge #: 26-11
Military Service:
Panel 49W, Line 26
Panel L4, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
100 East Walnut Street, Evansville
Incident County:
Vanderburgh
Incident Township:
Pigeon
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Fairview Cemetery, Francisco

   Deputy Sheriff Jerry Fisher suffered a fatal heart attack during a training exercise with his canine partner.

   Deputy Fisher had recently been assigned a canine partner and was attending a week-long training exercise at a facility in Evansville. On the morning of the third day, Deputy Fisher had just completed a series of tracking exercises when he stated he felt ill. After continuing to perform a number of article searches with his canine partner, Titus, Deputy Fisher collapsed. Other officers at the scene performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before Deputy Fisher was transported to Deaconess Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

   Deputy Fisher had previously served as a reserve deputy and corrections officer with the department for four years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two granddaughters, one sister and two half sisters.