01/15/2014

Okla. deputy dies after heart attack

Terry Fisher has received three lifesaving awards since 2010

By Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND, Okla.  A 43-year-old Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputy survived by his wife and four children suffered a heart attack Friday while on duty. He died Sunday.

Funeral services for Terry Fisher, who joined the sheriff's office as a reserve in 2002 and served full-time beginning in May 2009, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at LifeChurch, 2001 NW 178th. Viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Baggerley Funeral Home, 930 South Broadway.

He married Kristi in January 1991, according to his obituary. Survivors include his wife Kristi, daughter Lanie, who works in the sheriff's office records division and his children Jessi, Jake and Aaron who are still in school.

Fisher enlisted in the Army as a tank driver and returned to the family auto repair business until moving to Edmond in 1990. He worked for years with his mother and father-in-law at W&W Tire in Edmond.

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said Fisher was training a new deputy when he began feeling ill and left work early on Friday, an extremely rare occurrence. Fisher's beat was in eastern Oklahoma County, where many citizens have commented about his likeability and professionalism, Whetsel said.

"He was just dependable, solid," Whetsel said. "The hole that he will leave will be immense."

Whetsel said Fisher received three lifesaving awards since 2010, evidence of his quality. He has also been recognized for his work in combating driving while intoxicated.

Whetsel said the family was solely dependent on Fisher for income. The agency has established the Terry Fisher Fund, OCSO Hope Team, 201 N. Shartel Ave., Oklahoma City OK 73102, or donate at any agency substation.

Copyright 2014 The Edmond Sun

 


McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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