City of Gillette Statement on the Passing of Officer Mike Fischer

Written by on October 2, 2018

Press Release – It is with great sadness that the City of Gillette announces the passing of Officer Mike Fischer. He was an officer of the highest esteem. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Officer Fischer was a 30-year veteran of the Gillette Police Department. For many of those years, he worked patrol. The last three years he was a school resource officer working to help and protect the students in our community. He was the primary radar/lidar instructor for the police department, so every new recruit received training from Officer Fischer at some point in their orientation. Anyone that met him would tell you that he always had a smile on his face.

Funeral arrangements for Officer Fischer have not yet been made.

Police Officer Fischer
Officer Mike Fischer Collectible Card from 1998.

We realize the City of Gillette family is not alone in suffering from a loss such as this. We want to make sure everyone knows there is help and there is hope. Please take care of yourself look out for others during this difficult time.
Here are some resources:
If you are concerned about yourself, or anyone you know, please contact:
  • Campbell County Health Behavioral Health Services 24/7 Crisis Line – 688-5050
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Text “WYO” to 741741
For grief support, please look into the following resources:

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