Deputy Sheriff Alfred Otto Fischer

Deputy Sheriff Alfred Otto Fischer

Comal County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 10, 1917

Alfred Otto Fischer

Deputy Sheriff Alfred O. Fischer detained George Burkhardt in reference to a watch stolen in a burglary. The owners were present and identified the watch. Deputy Fischer called Sheriff W.H. Adams who advised him to arrest Burkhardt and release him if he could post bond. Deputy Fischer tried to assist Burkhardt with making bond but all efforts failed. Burkhardt started walking away and Deputy Fischer placed his hand on Burkhardt’s shoulder and the suspect began resisting arrest. Three shots were fired and Burkhardt fled.

More shots were fired in the pursuit by the deputy and citizens. Burkhardt fell with a bullet in the head. One of Fischer’s brothers commented that Deputy Fischer may have killed Burkhardt, and Deputy Fischer said, “No, he has killed me,” pulling back his coat and exposing a bullet wound to his chest. Deputy Fischer collapsed and died at the scene. Burkhardt survived and was sentenced to 50 years in prison, but the case was later overturned on appeal.

Alfred O. Fischer was buried in the Fischer Cemetery in Comal County.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender 50 years in prison overturned

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 10, 2010

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