GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office spoke Wednesday afternoon to give information following the death of Sheriff Gene Fischer Tuesday night after a medical emergency.

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Anger said, “Our Sheriff was a great person. He was loved by his employees and the public.” Anger continued, “Right now what we’re really concentrating on is celebrating his life and his legacy.”

According to Greene County, Sheriff Gene Fischer suffered a medical emergency at approximately 9 p.m. while attending a Buckeye State Sheriff Association (B.S.S.A.) Sheriff’s Convention in Sandusky, Ohio. Fischer was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

City leaders, EMS, fire and law enforcement agencies across the Miami Valley have expressed their condolences.

The mayor of Xenia released the following statement:

Sheriff Fischer was the heart and soul of Greene County and will be deeply missed. He was a kind, passionate man and this is a major loss for our community.

Mayor of Xenia

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said:

I’m in disbelief. I have been with him at our conference the last few days. he was happy and you would neven thought something like this would ever happen. He was a great Sheriff ands a wonderful person. i will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow Sheriffs.

Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office

The former Beavercreek mayor tweeted his sympathies Tuesday night:

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