His dedication to community service continued after his career in the newspaper business. He held positions as an unpaid sheriff’s deputy, cold case homicide investigator and deputy county coroner.
He has two children who grew up in Fort Walton Beach and Panama City and they still live in the area. He and his wife, Roxanne, have been married for 28 years. She is a native of New Orleans and works as a nurse anesthetist in the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area.
Fischer resides on Holiday Isle where he serves as the vice president of the Holiday Isle Improvement Association.