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Fallen Officer Recognized After 62 Years

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A fallen officer originally from Kentucky has finally been recognized for his sacrifice, 62 years after he was killed.

Edwin Fisher, originally from Covington, was a corrections officer at a prison in Utah when he was stabbed by an inmate in 1955.

"He was stabbed in the arm, in the back, and in the side, and was pronounced dead 30 minutes after the attack," said Jerry Pope with the Utah Department of Corrections. 

Fisher was buried in Frankfort Cemetery at an unmarked grave site next to his wife. He was a widower with no children, so officials say he slipped through the cracks. 

Until this year, Utah's Law Enforcement Memorial had no idea Fisher's grave was in Kentucky. A distant relative of his contacted Utah's Law Enforcement Memorial, wanting them to recognize Fisher's sacrifice. 

Wednesday morning, he was finally recognized.

"I think that it's important for the public to understand we go to bed every night enjoying our freedoms, enjoying our safety, and there's a price to be paid for that," said Pope. "And Edwin Fisher paid that price so that we can sleep at night feeling safe in our beds as a public, and it goes on every day."

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