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Hendricks Co. deputy dies while investigating crash, coming into contact with power lines

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Posted at 5:03 AM, Apr 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-16 12:43:22-04

HENDRICKS COUNTY — A Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputy died Monday night after coming into contact with power lines.

Deputies were dispatched to a crash on State Road 267 and County Road 300 North near Plainfield at 11:49 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

Hendricks County Sheriff Jack Sadler said Deputy Fred Fislar arrived on scene at 11:57 p.m.

A witness to the crash, who was driving by and witness Fislar on the ground, used the Fislar’s radio to report an officer down.

Deputy Fislar was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and later died. Preliminary investigation found Fislar came into contact with low hanging power lines resulting from the crash.

"Our heart is broken for the Fislar family, for our department family, for our community family," Sadler said. "I hope that everyone will come together, show honor to the true hero of our community”

Deputy Fislar had been with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office since December 2021. He was also a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Fislar was a 2015 graduate of Cloverdale High School where he was a star athlete. He also met his eventual wife in High School.

He’s survived by his wife Madi and two young children, ages 6 years and 6 months old.

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