Police Officer Robert Lee Fisher, Jr.

Police Officer Robert Lee Fisher, Jr.

Teaneck Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, April 19, 1996

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Robert Lee Fisher, Jr.

Police Officer Robert Fisher was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at the Sears store at 436 Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was transporting the night's cash box to his car when three men approached him and shot him in the chest.

A magazine name and address label found beside Officer Fisher's car led to the arrest of the suspects, 19, 21, and 23. The subject who shot him and another were sentenced to life in prison. The killer will be eligible for parole in 2056 and the other in 2026.

Officer Fisher had served with the Teaneck Police Department for 18 months and had previously served with the Bergen County Sheriff's Office for 18 months. He is survived by his son, parents, and fiancee.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 264

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery, secondary employment, unarmed

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I was at work and thought about you cuzo .I read every news article that was written. I know if you were here we would be like brothers today. I spoke to your father not to long ago and he said for me to keep up the good work .I'm getting to emotional just wanted you to know how much we miss you.

Joseph Mitchell

October 18, 2022

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