Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Gary William Fisher

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 3, 1985

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Reflections for Trooper Gary William Fisher

I have not forgotten.

Sgt. Kenneth KARAS
Pa State Police (Retired)

February 6, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace.

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

February 3, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Fisher and Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 25, 2019

I was a friend of Gary Fisher and got to know him well. Great sense of humor and dedication to his job. Will soon be 35 years since that eventful day happened in a parking lot I've traveled thru many times. RIP Gary....

Terry Boors, Retired Medic and Educator

April 22, 2019

RIP, brother.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 3, 2012

You are not forgotten my brother in blue.

My heart goes out to all who loved you who are no doubt still suffering from such a terrible loss.

Please know Gary is remembered even by those who, like me, never knew him. The ODMP lets us all remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 3, 2011

Thankyou for your service TROOPER FISHER, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family


March 20, 2009

I have grown up with your memory, passed on through my father. You are a legend in my family and will live on through the honorable memories you have left behind. You will never be forgotten by my family for making the ultimate sacrifice.


February 1, 2009

I had written the following poem in dedication to my father. I happen to notice the similarities in the death of you, sir Gary Fisher and that of my father. You also share the same first name. So, I have choosen to place this poem of dedication here also.
Blessings to your family.

Dedicated to Trooper Gary Rosenberger
August 29th 1944 –December 12th 1970

A gentle flow
A rushing wind
Life that will never
Be again

Memories gone
Replaced by pain
A harmony played
Falls like rain

Leaving Love
Broken, alone
Now brave Trooper
Now you are home

Life that was lost
Least not in vain
It was given – surrendered
Worthwhile the pain

A Father’s gift
To a broken world
True love poured out
Awaits it’s reward

A seed sown in dying
The harvest is great
Inevitable truth
Executed by faith

A day will come
Full restoration is near
Until then beloved
Listen and hear

The cries of the fallen
They will not be silenced
They speak to the wind
And fall softly aside us

Stand young trooper
Come take your place
Your talents are needed
Now, run the race

My gifts, I have left you
Weapons placed in your hand,
Faith, love, and hope
You’ll need only to stand.

Stand strong, dear child
Rise to the fight
The battle’s been won,
Your testimony is light.

Never stop
Living &
Loving &

Never stop
Giving &
Seeking &

For a place where peace
Replaces all fear
Where no single cry
You ever will hear.

No silver bullets
No rushing wind
Life is forever,
Forever in Him

No righteousness silenced
Along the stream
Heed these words of wisdom
Imparted through me

I’m with the Father
In peace, in His arms
I pray for you child
Your race continues on.

Some day by the Father
You also will rest
Along peaceful streams and green pastures
To this I attest

By: Nicole M. Rosenberger

Nicole Rosenberger

January 28, 2009

Trooper Gary W. Fisher,

The circumstances of your death are yet another horrible episode in the war against illegal drugs. You accepted the high-risk of undercover narcotics investigation and were killed in the process. Murdered by the vermin who feed on the weakness of others and place no value on anything except their own personal gain. Your dedication to the Commonwealth shall not be forgotten. Valor, Courage and Honor speak for you now. They proclaim you a hero. A legion of law officers who have died in service await you at Heaven's door. Engage them and cross the threshold to Eternity. Well done, trooper...well done.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

August 2, 2008

Many years have gone by Gary, I remember each of them as I remember you. For a short while we were all together in Youngwood, agents and troopers alike; side by side without any of the professional separations that plagued so many other regions. We were all members of the Region-V-Strike Force without line or country standing in between. When I arrived in 1984 I wasn't ever sure who wore what badge. I consider that a good thing. We were all brothers and sisters in arms. Our dear friend and colleague Linda R. RIchardson is with you now too. Keep a good eye on her and tell her hello for me. We became inseparable best friends and I miss her still as you still are missed. No one was ever the same when you left us. I remember it as yesterday. "Who you gonna call....?" I still have my shirt.

Karen E. Evancho
Pa Office OF Attorney General-Region V Strike Force

March 10, 2008



January 29, 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
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

January 23, 2008

Today we mark the 22nd anniversary of your untimely and tragic departure from us. Rest assured you are never forgotten sir.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 3, 2007

I remember being kids in Vinco, playing with you and Jerry and Phillip from down the street.The last time I saw you we were six and I left for Fla. Who ever thought we would have ended up as LEO's.I have thought of you often and heard from family recently, when talking of my childhood, about your death.I'm proud of you. God bless your family.
From the grandson of Merle C. Marsh

Sgt. William A. Adamy
Daytona Beach Police Dept.

April 18, 2005

It has been just over 20 years. I have not forgotten you. Your picture hangs on the wall in my Office. I travel to Patton every year on 3 Feb. I have many fond memories of all the fun we had on midnight shift and on the Drug Unit. You were a pleasure to work with and I miss you greatly. Most pepole have forgotten but not Cliff, Gene and myself.

Cpl. Kenneth A. KARAS
Pa State Police

March 23, 2005

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper. A soldier of the law. To me is entrusted the honor of the force. I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed, or condition. It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

Every time I am at the South West Training Center I walk by your shirt hanging on the wall, and it makes me strive to be a better Trooper. We are better because you were one of us. GOD speed, and go rest high upon the mountain. We will take it from here.

PSP Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

December 23, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Trooper Fisher.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 20, 2004

Tpr. Fisher, you were killed while I was still in High School, but you have changed me to try to be a better Trooper every day. I work at the barracks where you served until your end of watch, and I still hear the stories about you. I continue to see the other guys talk about how great of a man you were, and I look at your shirt and picture on the wall at the Training Center all the time. I am sorry that I never had the chance to serve with you, I am sure that I would have learned a lot. Rest assured that you are deeply missed and held in the highest regard. Rest now, we will take it from here.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a soldier of the law.....

PSP Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

September 29, 2003

Though we have never met, I place a flag on your grave in Patton PA every spring to honor you. God Bless you Trooper, may you rest in peace..........

Tpr. C.K. Mack
PA State Police



I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper. A soldier of the law. To me is entrusted the honor of the force. I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed, or condition. It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

My brother, your memory goes on with the fellow Troopers who recite and live these words.

The Pennsylvania State Police

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