Detective Doug Fisher passed away on March 12, 2001, in a scuba diving accident while he and his wife, Jannette Carroll, were vacationing in Hawaii. The accident occurred about a quarter mile off the beach in the Prince Kuhio Terrace area of Po’ipu. Doug was 36 years old.
Doug joined the Tempe Police Department on May 26, 1988. During his tenure with the Department, Doug worked in the Patrol Division before moving to the Criminal Investigations Division. When Doug transferred to Criminal Investigations in January 1991, he started out in the warrant detail. He later transferred to property crimes and then to the persons detail. In the persons detail, Doug was assigned to sex crimes where he spent approximately 6 years. In October 2000, Doug was transferred to the Homicide Detail.
Prior to joining the Police Department, Doug grew up in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona. Doug graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In 1989, Doug married former Police Communications worker Jannette Carroll.
Doug was a founding member of the Tempe Officer’s Association helping form the organization in 1996. He always believed in the mission and values of the association and was a valuable resource to his coworkers. Doug became the TOA’s Secretary and a member of the Negotiations Team. In addition, he published multiple articles in newsletters and updates which provided valuable insight on various departmental issues. When needed, Doug could always be counted on to answer a call for assistance from any member.
This page will be forever dedicated to all the work and dedication Doug Fisher provided to his coworkers and the Tempe Officers Association. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us Doug, you will be missed.
Doug is survived by his wife, Jannette, and a department full of friends.