This week’s QDR Hometown Hero is Sgt. Matthew Fishman, who passed away on Tuesday from injuries sustained in the line of duty. He and other deputies were serving an involuntary commitment order on Monday. All 3 sustained injuries from gunshots. The other two deputies are expected to make a full recovery.
Sgt. Fishman was employed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office since December of 2010. He was previously employed by the Mount Olive Police Department and was still a reserve officer with the MOPD.
Sgt. Fishman was 38 years old and the son of a pastor of a Goldsboro church. He was married and a father to two children.
Sheriff Pierce thanks each officer and first responder for their support and asks for prayers for the families involved during this difficult time. He also would like to thank the in-county and out-of-county support received throughout the day on Monday.
Sheriff Larry Pierce (left) and Sgt. Matthew Fishman (right)
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff in honor of Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman.