Funeral arrangements set for Greene County sheriff

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer
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Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer

Funeral arrangements have been set for Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, who died Tuesday.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Xenia Nazarene, 1204 W. Second St. in Xenia. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Cedarville University Dixon Ministry Center, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville.

Greene County officials said for those with COVID-19 concerns, there will be a separate room available on-site, with the service viewable via live-stream, allowing for social distancing.

Burial services will follow the funeral, and will be at Byron Cemetery, 3256 Trebein Road in Fairborn.

All Greene County offices will be closed Wednesday out of respect for Fischer’s family, the law enforcement community, and his employees.

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“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.” the Sheriff’s office said Friday.

Fischer, 65, died Tuesday night after suffering a medical emergency at a law enforcement conference in Sandusky.

He served as Greene County’s sheriff since 2003 and before that spent 20 years with the Xenia Police Division. Fischer grew up in Fairborn.

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