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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RIP Sheriff Ray Fisher. I am proud to display your name on my sponsor flag at the upcoming FOP golf outing in Monticello, IN. I will share your story of bravery.

Debbie Reindt, Deputy Clerk Treasurer
Monon, IN

June 6, 2018

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