Deputy Sheriff
Fred Anthony Fislar
Hendricks County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Age: 28
Served: 2 years, 3 months
Badge #: 32E32
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, April 15, 2024
11:50 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
State Road 267 north of County Road 300 South
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Awaiting trial
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Place:
Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, Poland

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   Deputy Sheriff Fred Fislar was electrocuted after he responded to a single-vehicle accident north of Plainfield.

   As he approached the vehicle to rescue the driver, he came into contact with a downed, live power line. A motorist who witnessed the accident saw Deputy Fislar on the ground and used his radio to contact dispatch.

   He was transported in critical condition to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died.

   The 20-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck and shattered the utility pole was hospitalized in serious condition. He had been released on bond after being charged in early March for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license and minor consuming alcohol.

   As a result of this incident, he was taken into custody with his bond revoked and charged again with the same offenses.

   Deputy Sheriff Fislar, from Cloverdale, is survived by his wife, Maddy (née Smith); 6-year-old son, Leo; 6-month-old daughter, Bradley; mother, Shannon (née Burnham) Boswell; four brothers, Brice (Ashley) Robertson, Roger Fislar, James (Kim) Fislar and Jerry (Kay) Fislar; and sister Dori (Corey) Stanton.

Military Service

United States Marine Corps
This officer has been submitted as an eligible line of duty death and is currently awaiting a determination by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Historical Notes

• Deputy Sheriff Fislar is the first of one Indiana line of duty death in 2024.
• He is the second line of duty death of the Hendricks County Sheriff's Department.
• His line of duty death is the ninth that has originated from Hendricks County.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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