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HENDERSONVILLE - Don Fisher, Retired Chief of Police, 55, of Hendersonville, died on August 30, 2015 in Colorado. He is preceded in death by his parents: James "Jim" and Mildred Fisher, and younger brother Allen Fisher.
Don led a career in Law Enforcement that spanned more than 34 years. He began as a Hendersonville City Police Dispatcher while he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University. Along with the city, he worked for the Henderson County Sheriff's Department and finished his career as the Chief of Laurel Park Police of over 18 years. During that time, he touched the lives of many people and provided leadership to numerous younger officers. Don will be remembered for being a coach and mentor - he loved to help shape the careers of those young officers that he felt had the same dedication and love for the law that he possessed. He also enjoyed telling a good tale or two whether it was about golf or police work and most of the tales were true.
Chief Fisher was a community icon and was loved by many. He dedicated his life to "Serve and Protect" the citizens of Henderson County. In Laurel Park, Don was the Emergency Management Director for the town and was responsible for the preparedness for two hurricanes as well as several severe ice and snow storms. His first concern and directive was always to secure the safety of the citizens and the town.
He was an active board member and term President of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police and was a lifetime member of the association. Two years ago, Don was awarded the prestigious "Life Time Achievement Award" for his dedication to the profession and to the association.
Don was most happy when he was spending time with family and friends or being on a golf course as he was an avid golfer. He could be found playing a round or two at Crooked Creek Golf Course or High Vista.
He is survived by his wife Candy Biggerstaff Fisher, their two loving children: Alexander and Lauren, and extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. There will be an open visitation from 4-6 p.m. prior. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to a charity of your choice in Don's memory.
Published in The Times-News on Sept. 13, 2015
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