The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death of Sheriff Gene Fischer.
Fischer, 65, passed away after suffering a medical emergency around 9 p.m. Tuesday while attending a conference in Sandusky, a spokesperson for the department said Tuesday night.
He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Fischer graduated from Fairborn High School in 1974.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Capitol University in criminal justice, then got a master’s degree from Tiffin University in criminal justice administration.
Fischer was a Xenia Police Officer for 20 years, from 1983 to 2003.
He became the Greene County Sheriff in 2003 and held that position for the past 18 years.