Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 30
Incident Date: 1/1/1930
Lieutenant Matthew Hisler succumbed to wounds sustained two days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a man making threats and creating a disturbance. The man fired a shotgun blast into the lieutenant's leg. The man was arrested after he fled the scene. The suspect was charged with second degree murder. Four months later his trial resulted in a mistrial.
Lieutenant Hisler had served with the Fort Myers Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children and is buried in Fort Denaud Cemetery, Denaud, Florida.