Lieutenant Matthew Gerome Hisler

Lieutenant Matthew Gerome Hisler

Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1930

Matthew Gerome Hisler

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.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 30

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 1, 1930
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us, you sir are a hero that will not be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace Lt. Hisler.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 3, 2013

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