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Police Officer Owen David Fisher

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Owen David Fisher

Owen I wish I could meet your family one day and tell them how that day changed the course of my life. I did public service for nearly a decade until I just couldn’t do it anymore and recently left my position. It took so much energy to do it everyday. I did things I never thought I could do. Situations I never thought i would be in. But the bureaucracy and politics was too much in the end. Worse than all the injuries I sustained. That’s why we need people like you. You were more positive and wouldn’t let things affect you like that but I was never meant to be in the field and I thought I was one the best at what I did but the person I had to turn into each day couldn’t do it anymore. But I didn’t give up. This is only beginning of the journey. I always think what would have happened if that day was different. Where would I have ended up? It’s crazy to think about it.

State of Michigan - DHHS - CCW/ CPS

July 17, 2019

Hey Fisher, your still never far from my thoughts. i thought you would think it's cool I'm driving an armoured truck now. Bullet proof vest. 20 hour OPATA class for firearms and new Sig Sauer 320 9mm with 17 round mags. Im working for Garda. I'm putting your number on my vest. Love ya brother.

Tracie Noe

February 28, 2019

Hi Sweetheart,

Watch over your little buddy.

Love you and miss you.


Vida Fisher

January 18, 2018

Owen played soccer at Powers with my son. He was a fine young man.

Vaughn Smith

July 16, 2017

Love you, O


July 16, 2017

Thank you for reflection. Whenever an officer dies, it impacts not only his family but all who knew or worked with him or her. It also impacts your own family, friends and colleagues. The memories will never be gone about what happened and how each officer lived.
For us, Owen is a happy memory. I believe you come to reconcile yourself to the circumstances of his death and hope that all who were affected by his death can as well. You also hope that, along with other officers in the department and the country, he is not forgotten.
And, we go on. We know that he was doing exactly what he wanted to do: serve his community. He was proud of being an officer in his home town. That’s a pride we share as well. We talk about him, laugh about him and cry about him. He was and remains a huge part of our lives. He is dearly loved.

Vida Fisher

March 29, 2017

I remember the night before this happened. It was storming out. I was in the florida room to my house i was touching the window when lightening struck the roof. I had the shock of a lifetime. Nothing felt right after that. I couldnt sleep. So i did what my pastor taught. Me. I begun to pray the awful gut feeling away. I prayed for my children. I prayed for my step children. One being my police son Jason. I prayed for him like more than i ever did. The ffeelings on or intuition just churning in my gut. Fell off to sleep. Soon the phone rang. The call you dread. He had been in an accident on duty. His father and i drove in silence to the Hurley Trauma Center. We were met by his mother in law. Then his wife delivered the very sad news about Owen. My heart sank into my stomach. I had to see Jason. The three. Injured officers laid out in that big room with just curtains seperateing them. Each man scared for the rest of their lives. Man down. He was so young. Out of Jason lips was " i could only see my girl. I crawled out of the car through the window. I kept calling Owen to come but he didnt move. Someone talk to my daughter"s mother tell her I am okay. God Owen's gone!" My heart sank again. I didnt know if Jason would be okay. It took time to heal from the injuries and all. Through the love of the Fisher's and all the support Jason healed. He is blessed with his family. But i often wonder How are the Fisher family doing? And then I Pray. .God bless you All! Be safe out there.

Gayle Groulx
Step mother to Jason Groulx

January 15, 2017

As I do every morning, I opened the front door to say hi to you and look to see if there is any sign. Two wisps of cloud hovered above the trees. I watched them and remembered. Know that you wil not be forgotten and are loved


David Fisher

July 16, 2016

Hey O,

I can't believe what is happening to your Brothers-it makes me ill thinking about the other family members who will soon come to this page to read and leave reflections. You cross my mind constantly lately as our tv screens are blasted with another Officers down or anti-cop rhetoric.

You are one hell of an amazing guy, and I love and miss you.



February 16, 2016

Hey there,

My missing you seems to know no bounds right now. This time of year is tough just thinking about you-and of course, I do that everyday. I hope you're watching over us and getting a few laughs. I sometimes wonder what we'd be doing at holidays and birthdays if this hadn't happened-where we would be, who would be there. However, this past year has left me at a place of peace and happiness for having had you at all. We are blessed to have shared our lives with you for the time we could.

I will say, I've met some incredible people through this journey without you and continue to do so. I always consider them a gift from you-as they are the key to getting through this-connecting with other surviving family members.

I miss your belly laugh, big hugs and presence.



December 9, 2015

We haven't forgotten about you brother. A group of us met at the FOP hall in your memory. RIP

Lt. Todd Pillsbury
City of Flint Police Department

July 20, 2015

10 years later and you are still missed and thought of always. Many heavy hearts at the PD today. But we know you are watching over all of us. We shall never forget.

Capt. Golden
Flint Police Department

July 16, 2015

Hi Sweetheart,

Keep giving us peace and strength.

Love you,



March 26, 2015

Was t a thrift store in Everett WA today and came across a t-shirt in your memory. Said a prayer for your family and friends. A hero to more than he knows. ©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersheriff Matthew J Lane, EOW 5/30/03

February 20, 2015

Happy birthday, sweetheart. Love you and miss you.

Mom & Dad

November 18, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Owen David Fisher and the extended law enforcement family of the Flint Police Department, Michigan. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 17, 2014

Where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday. We were just talking about you the other day. It is still tough on our hearts at the FPD, but still nice to relive the days working with you. God's speed O.

Sgt. Troy Simpson
Flint Police Department

July 16, 2014

Hi O,
Tomorrow we head off to Flint together to visit you at New Calvary for a sad and happy day. Sad because you are physically gone; happy because every time I think of you I am thankful to have had you in my life for however short a time it was.
Schlaffe gut.

David Fisher

July 15, 2014

Hi O,

Well, I keep thinking about you today. Walter will be 4 this week, and I was thinking how much you guys would have loved each other. He is so funny, and he reminds me of you-tough but gentle and sweet. We are headed to Police Week for this 9th year in just a short time. I'm so grateful to have a couple of my friends through COPS that I go with every year-it really is a last gift from you. Without that group, I'm not sure how we all would have made it. I love you so much, and on days like today it feels like you left us last week.


April 29, 2014

Dearest Owen, today I wrote about you in my book- "Out of the darkness and into the blue." You will never be forgotten my brother.

Strength and Honor!

PSO Todd Christensen
Kalamazoo Public Safety (retired)

January 14, 2014

We wish you were coming to our house on Christmas. I miss you now as much, or more, than ever. The other night I was thinking about how we were just getting to where we could talk and have an adult friendship. We were both so young with so many things to look forward to together, although I'm sure you are a part of everything we do. Love you, kid. Merry Christmas.


December 23, 2013

Owen, you would have been 32 today. Time has flown by and yet, at moments, stands still. I still remember driving to the hospital, the nurses giving Katie a preemie bottle & cookies and you being so tiny. Happy birthday, sweetheart. We love you, miss you and still enjoy you.


November 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Owen!! You have the most amazing sister and she misses you so much. Please try to comfort her during her times of immense sadness....if these things are possible. She is lonely without you here.

Sib Sister

November 19, 2013

Hey O. Not sure why I'm writing here today other than you're on my mind everyday. Your birthday is a few weeks away...32. How is it that you were 23? It doesn't seem right..never will. Walter reminds me of you so much. He's so funny, so stubborn, strong and gentle at the same time. Hank is just a joy, and you would have loved being his Uncle as he's full of adventure and spunk. I miss you in a way I never knew was possible. It hurts to have you gone, and it's a real pain that I can physically feel. I often look up and wonder if you're seeing what is happening and just laugh. You're the best. Love you.


October 29, 2013

This past weekend I had the privilege to meet your parents at a COPS Family retreat. I was fortunate to be in a few sessions with your Dad and also to just sit and talk. father to father. Know that he will never let you be forgotten and that he will carry his love for you and the precious memories he has of you forever in his heart. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, protect them and help them with their grief. You will never be forgotten.

"Those who we love and lose are no longer where they were before,
They are now wherever we are." Author Unknown

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

October 29, 2013

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