Officer Charles W. Fisher
On this day in Baltimore Police History 6 January 1884 we lost our brother Police Officer Charles W. Fisher - Officer Fisher drowned to death when he fell into the freezing water from a pier at the end of South Street at approximately 0130 hours. Officer Fisher was making his rounds when it is believed he was either chasing a suspect, or investigating suspicious activity and fell from the pier and through the ice of the basin. A harbor officer nearby heard his scream and the sound of ice breaking, at which time he immediately started searching the area with the assistance of a private watchman. The two were unable to find anything and alerted another officer who was walking by. A short time later, the searchers located Officer Fisher's hat and Espantoon next to a hole in the ice. Additional officers were called to the scene and started dredging the water for Officer Fisher's body which was recovered a short time later.
Officer Fisher was a Confederate Army veteran of the Civil War. He had served with the Baltimore Police Department for just under 10 years and was assigned to the Eastern District. He was survived by his wife and five children.
As his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police department we will not let him be forgotten, on this day we’ll take time to remember him and thank him for his service and sacrifice.
|End of Watch||6 January 1884|
|City, St.||City, St.|
|Cause of Death||Drowning|
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