Deputy Sheriff Rudolph A. Fischer

Deputy Sheriff Rudolph A. Fischer

Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1932

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Rudolph A. Fischer

Deputy Fischer was shot and killed when two prisoners he and another deputy had arrested attacked them. The deputies had arrested the two for breaking into a golf shop. As they led the two into the jail one of the suspects gained control of Deputy Fischer's gun and shot him.. The two fled and were both apprehended six hours later.

Both, 33 and 29, were sentenced to life for Deputy Fischer's murder. The oldest one died in Stillwater Prison on July 1, 1955.

Deputy Fischer was survived by his wife and three young daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life; one died in prison

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

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