Indiana deputy dies after contacting electrical wires while responding to crash

1 month ago

Hendricks County news, Indiana news.

An Indiana sheriff’s deputy died in the line of duty Monday night when he accidentally contacted power lines while responding to the scene of a crash.

Hendricks County Deputy Fred Fislar responded to the site where a car rammed into a pole causing it to shatter and exposing electrical wires.

The deputy inadvertently came into contact with the wires and became unconscious from the shock.

A passerby used the fallen deputy’s radio to contact the Hendricks County Communications Center and report the situation.

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  • Fisler, a married father of two, died at the hospital, Sheriff Jack Sadler later said.

    “This is a sad day for the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office. Our heart is broken,” he added.

    The driver of the car involved in the crash was also hospitalized with severe injuries.

    “We would like to ask our community for prayers and support as we grieve the loss of our brother, Fred,” the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office requested in a statement.