Chief Deputy George Thomas Fisher

Chief Deputy George Thomas Fisher

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 17, 1940

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George Thomas Fisher

Chief Deputy Fisher was shot and killed as he and three other officers attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for robbery in Alexandria, Virginia.

The officers located the suspect who was eating breakfast in a trailer near Cumberland Gap and arrested him. The man denied he was the man named in the warrant and requested that he be able to finish eating, which the officers let him do.

The suspect suddenly produced a gun and began shooting, striking Chief Deputy Fisher six times, killing him. The suspect wounded the Middlesboro police chief and another officer before being wounded himself. The man then fled into the woods along with his son, sparking a massive manhunt that included officers from Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The next day the suspect was shot and killed during a gun battle with officers in Lee County, Virginia.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventy-first anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2011

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