‘Our heart is broken’ | Indiana sheriff’s deputy dies after coming into contact with power lines while responding to crash

Deputy Fred Fislar died at Eskenazi Hospital early Tuesday after the incident just before midnight along North Avon Avenue near East County Road 200 North.

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Indiana — A Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office deputy has died after coming into contact with power lines while responding to a crash late Monday.

In a news conference at Eskenazi Hospital early Tuesday, Hendricks County Sheriff Jack Sadler confirmed the death of 2 1/2-year deputy Fred Fislar.

Around 11:50 p.m. April 15, Fislar responded to a report of a single-car crash in the 2600 block of North Avon Avenue, near East County Road 200 North.

Just a few minutes later, around midnight, a motorist saw the deputy down and used his radio to call for help, the sheriff said.

Fislar was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition and was pronounced dead at the hospital just before 1 a.m., the sheriff said.

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

Sadler said Fislar leaves behind a wife and two young children.

“We are working on gathering resources to support our employees as we grieve and work our way through this tragic loss,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement posted on social media. “Please keep our brother, Deputy Fred Fislar, his family and our law enforcement family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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It is with deep sadness that we must inform our community of the passing of Deputy Fred Fislar. Last night, Deputy…

Posted by Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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