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Police Officer Kevin John Fischer

Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevin John Fischer

Tomorrow, 14 June 2019 I will retire from the FBI after nearly 21 years. Eight days before reporting to FBI training in Virginia, Kevin was taken from us all too soon. I was required to leave my life back in Daytona Beach behind for several decades over the time of my career but so often drew focus and inspiration to make Kevin proud of my career and contributions. When after ten years into my career I was assigned to our Washington Field Office located nearby to the National Police Memorial where your name is proudly memorialized. I visited with you when I faced tough life decisions on warm summer days at lunch or with a coffee on blustery fall afternoons. Your presence was reassuring to me when I felt so far from my Florida home even after being gone so long. I have never forgotten you, our time shared as officers and the legacy you have left your wife and son and friends.

Special Agent Patrick Scanlan (retired)
FBI

June 13, 2019

I have been thinking about you a lot lately little cousin.

Christine Greer Detective Sgt. (Retired)
Nassau County Police Dept.

May 17, 2019

It’s been 20 years today... my brother. Never forget you my friend and brother!

Frank Geremia SGT
Daytona beach Police

September 4, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 23, 2018

Hi- I am Kevin's wife.
Kevin's best friend texted me today and reminded me of this site! It's been 19 years.
19 years without him!
18 years of raising his son without him.
But I remember EACH day that I was loved! That man with a huge heart loved me and made me laugh daily! I find comfort in that and I am able to smile, laugh, and live my life today. So thank you- to all that visit Kevin's site- who just read or post a message. It's amazing to know he meant something to you and you think of him.

Kim Fischer
wife

October 6, 2017

I met Kevin back in 1991, when he came to Tampa to see his girlfriend on the weekends. He married her after she graduated from college. My girlfriend at the time and kevin`s girlfriend were very close classmates at USF. The four of us went out all the time when he came down to Tampa to visit his girlfriend. Damn, we had some crazy as hell times together! Him being a LEO was the last thing I thought he would ever do for a career. I was out of town when I heard the tragic news about his death. The accident was so senseless, but its part of the job and he knew the risks that went with it. Its been 16 years since he died, and I often think about him and the good times we had. God bless you and rest in peace, my friend! God bless his wife and son as well. Your friend, Mark Parise

Mark Parise
N/A

March 17, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them, especially your son. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 4, 2013

I miss you bro.

Raymond Caruso

January 21, 2013

I cannot believe it has been 14 years since that tragic day. I think of you often Buddy. You are missed very much by all. You touched alot of lives and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Dianna Ullery

September 5, 2012

I thought of you often today Kevin. I am still praying for Kim and Little Kevin to make it through without you.

Sonya Hightower
FAMS

September 4, 2012

God Bless you Officer Fischer,
May you rest in peace and continue to watch over your family and fellow officers. You are a hero!

Linda Merrick
Florida
Citizen

September 4, 2012

We will never forget, continue to rest in peace Officer Fischer.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 4, 2012

My Brother. I have been coming to DC for years, and I still think of you a lot. You were on motors long before me, and I never got to know you, but I've met your wonderful family and friends and I still get choked up everytime I see the picture of the wonderful tribute your wife and son left for you on the wall during my first Police Week. I know I can't change the past, but please know that you were one of the people that impacted my life to make me what am I today, and drives me to honor all of the families that have lost their heros,

Sgt. Michael Van Buren
Flagler County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2012

Kevin,

It's going into the 14th year since we lost you. I plan on going to the Memorial this year. I hope to see Kim and Little Kevin, who probably is not so little now:) I miss you!

Supervisory FAM Sonya Hightower
Dept. of Homeland Security/ former DBPD

May 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Fischer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Fischer, you sir will not be forgotten. HEROES do live forever, and you are a hero. My prayers are with your wife and son today as they face another EOW without you.


Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

September 4, 2011

Today Tampa PD lost two officers. One leaves behind a wife and 4 sons. Another leaves behind a wife 9 months pregnant with their first child. No matter where it is or who it is I always come back around to thinking of you Kevin. Thinking of Kim and Kevin Jr. I see them from time to time and everyone is right...he is a clone of you. I imagine that is bittersweet for Kim.

I still think of the three of you often and as the wife of a LEO and mother of 3 yr old twin daughters it is always on my mind that the day could come that I walk in the same shoes as so many wives have in the past.

So tonight I sleep with a heavy heart. Hurting for those I don't know and nearly 12 years later still hurting for those I did know.

Nothing has changed Kevin...you're still sorely missed.

Beth Dellinger Mead

Beth Dellinger Mead

June 29, 2010

Kevin,
I see Kim and little Kevin all the time. Kim always has a smile on her face and little Kevin is a spark plug. That little did asks 100 questions and is smart, smart smart. Just like his daddy. He looks just like you. It has been 11 years since you left your family. Everytime I visit you I think of what a better world it would have been if you could have hung around a little longer. I will come visit soon.

Officer Lloyd Cornelius
Ormond Beach PD

September 17, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary week 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.

Like you, my son left an expectant wife. My grandson was born 2 1/2 months after Larry was killed. From the reflections, I can see that your wife has done an amazing job raising your child. I try to leave reflections often therefore read many remembrances, and I must say, it is heartwarming to see that your friends remember you with such fondness. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 9, 2009

Kevin,

There is not a day that I don't think of you and your family, Kim and Little Kevin. How I wish you could have been here to watch such a beautiful boy grow-up. I see you in his smile and his mischevious grin. Kim has done a wonderful job, you sure picked a wonderful soulmate. I miss the fun we had on "The Hill" locking up the bad guys.

AFSD-LE Sonya Hightower
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 22, 2009

Kevin, I cant believe it has been 10 years since I heard your bellowing voice in the hallway. There has never been anyone else that walked these halls since that can even come close to you, you were a great Officer and a wonderful person.
You are truly missed
Jackie

Jackie Flory/Records Clerk
Daytona Beach PD

September 4, 2008

We still think about you, God bless your family

Compton School Police Officers Assn.
Compton School Police

May 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 10, 2007

Thank you for making this ultimate sacrifice. Please keep a watchful eye from above.

Detective
Orlando Police Dept.

August 14, 2007

Kev, sorry it took me so long to say good bye to you.
We were like two ships passing in the night, i was ready to go and you had just arrived. I worked Community Relations and you the road............but we were brothers behind the badge.
I had ben gone two years when you crossed the river and rested in the shade of the trees...but God bless your spirit and soul.
Life may go on, but its much shallower without you. Rest in peace and rest assured..YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.

Joe Pizzimenti

JOE PIZZIMENTI/RETIRED
DAYTONA BEACH

November 29, 2006

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