Sheriff Ray M. Fisher

Sheriff Ray M. Fisher

White County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, March 15, 1931

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Ray M. Fisher

Sheriff Ray Fisher was shot and killed in Buffalo, Indiana while attempting to serve warrants on two brothers for bank robbery.

One of the men opened fire, killing Sheriff Fisher and wounded his deputy. The man then shot and killed his brother and then himself.

After he died, his wife was appointed to fill the post, and at that time was the first and only female sheriff in Indiana.

Sheriff Fisher was a United States Army World War I veteran and had served with the White County Sheriff's Department for just over two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Sheriff Fisher,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 38th “Cyclone” Division in Europe fighting the Germans during World War .


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March 15, 2022

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