Deputies, community members pay respects to late Sheriff Gene Fischer

More than two dozen Greene County Sheriff’s deputies saluted Tuesday afternoon as the hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of the late Sheriff Gene Fischer went by.

Community members also lined the street as the hearse was escorted by a cruiser and two deputies on motorcycles from the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home in Fairborn to Xenia Nazarene Church.

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The visitation for Fischer is 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 1204 W. Second St. in Xenia.

The funeral for Fischer, a lifelong Greene County resident who served as sheriff since 2003, is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the James T. Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center at Cedarville University.

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Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greene County Youth Activity Fund, Michael’s House, Fisher House or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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