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Sheriff confirms death of FCSO deputy

Posted: April 8, 2013 - 1:08pm
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FCSO Deputy Hans Fifer

Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock confirmed Monday afternoon the death of Faulkner County Sheriff's Office deputy Hans Fifer, 32, of Mayflower.
According to Shock, Fifer was with a group of five deputies Monday morning participating in SWAT team tryouts at DARC training facility in North Little Rock.
Following a course including running, jumping and shooting exercises, Shock said Fifer began complaining of chest pains.
Medical personnel at the scene performed CPR before transporting Fifer to Springhill Baptist Medical Center for treatment, where he was later pronounced dead.
Shock said initial reports indicate Fifer died due to heart complications.
The FCSO family is taking the loss "very hard," Shock said.
"It’s close to home," he said. "We are a huge family."
Shock called the loss "totally unexpected" and said Fifer was in "very good shape."
Fifer joined FCSO in January at the beginning of Shock's term as sheriff.
He had previously worked as a reserve deputy with the department, before working as a patrolman with Cabot Police Department, where he received his training and certification.
Fifer leaves behind a wife and two young daughters, ages 3 and 5.
Shock said his decision to hire Fifer in January "happened in an instant."
"Hans was a perfect example of what a policeman should be," Shock said. "He was very kind-hearted. He had a servant's heart. He was very humble."
Shock has asked for the prayers of the public for Fifer's family and the department.
"It's just a really rough time and we hope that God will surround his family with peace and comfort," he said.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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ucantbserious 04/08/13 - 01:30 pm
So sad

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Deputy Fifer.

catwoman 04/08/13 - 02:00 pm
My deepest sympathies

My heart goes out to Hans' family. He was such a wonderful, caring person! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad, sad time.

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Log Vader 04/08/13 - 02:09 pm
Such a fantastic deputy. He

Such a fantastic deputy. He will be greatly missed and I will be blessed to know that he is watching over all of us now.

dispatchdiva73 04/08/13 - 03:07 pm
deepest sympathies to his family

Deputy Hans Fifer is going to be greatly missed. This has come as a huge shock to all of us at FCSO. He was a good friend, a fantastic deputy and he loved his wife and kids so very much. This seems so surreal!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and his family in blue!! RIP my friend.

Auntlaura2013 04/08/13 - 03:21 pm
My deepest condolences

My heart breaks for this family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I grew up in the Overbrook community with Hans and his family. Such a wonderful family.
Prayers to all.

ninjalady05 04/08/13 - 08:23 pm
Faulkner County will miss you!

Such tragic news! I have actually have to call for the assistance of the Faulkner county Sheriff's Office and honestly I have not met one yet that did not go out of their way to help and provide as much info as they can pertaining to your rights or options depending on the situation. He was a caring, good officer and would have made a good addition to the swat team had hishealth allowed. Sometimes we have hidden conditions that end up tragic so check your cholestrol, tryglcerides and etc for your family! We will miss you and our hearts go out to his family and 2 little girls who lost their father!
May you rest in love and your family feel your presence watching over them!

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