Ray Marion Fisher
White County Sheriff's Department
Sunday, March 15, 1931

Age: 39
Served: 2 years, 2 months
Badge #:
Panel 36E, Line 1
Panel L25, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, March 15, 1931
09:50 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
County Road 1000 North, east of State Road 39
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
• Died at the scene
• Died by suicide
Burial Place:
IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monticello

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   Sheriff Ray Fisher was shot and killed one mile northwest of Buffalo while attempting to serve arrest warrants on two men for bank robbery.

   The brothers were accused of robbing the Battle Ground State Bank on February 6 of $1,400. As the warrants were being read to them at the family farm, the 46-year-old man opened fire with a shotgun, striking Sheriff Fisher with three blasts that nearly decapitated him. An unarmed deputy was also wounded as he retreated behind a building.

   The man then shot and killed his 41-year-old brother before turning a gun on himself. A third man, who also participated in the robbery, was later arrested in Covington.

   Sheriff Fisher, a Republican from Monticello, was in the first year of his second, two-year term in office as the 13th sheriff of White County. He was survived by his wife, two teenage sons and father.

   His wife, Maude Fisher, was appointed sheriff to serve the remainder of her husband's  term, becoming the first female sheriff of White County and the second female to serve as a sheriff in the state of Indiana.

Military Service

United States Army
World War I
First Lieutenant (1LT) ▪ 1917–1919

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