Sheriff’s Office mourning loss of Deputy Erin Fuller

Staff Reports Posted 14 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Erin Fuller

ALBION – Deputies and staff at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office are mourning the loss of Erin Fuller, a 16-year veteran of the department who died on Saturday.

“Deputy Fuller died tragically while off-duty on Saturday – September 12th and his death was investigated by the Town of Orchard Park Police Department in Erie County,” Sheriff Scott Hess said today in a statement. “The Sheriff’s Office was in close contact with the Orchard Park PD throughout that investigation and foul play has been ruled out.”

Prior to working as a deputy the past 16 years, Deputy Fuller had previous service in the United States Marine Corps. He was president of the 23-member Orleans County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, and also worked on the marine patrol.

“The sworn and civilian staff of the Sheriff’s Office is coping with this event and grief counseling is going to be made available to all,” Hess said.

File photo – Orleans County Deputy Sheriff Erin Fuller in May discusses staying safe this summer in and around water with local 6th graders at the “Water, boats and being safe” station at the annual Orleans County Conservation Field Days.