Patrick Fisher remembered

February 8, 2022
Candice Fisher (right), mother of Patrick, who died in 2018 after a police chase. Photo: Luke Weyland

More than 50 people remembered the life of Waka Waka man Patrick Fisher on February 6, whose life was cut short on February 7, 2018.

Fisher died aged just 31 after falling from the 13th storey of the Joseph Banks tower block in Waterloo. Four officers had kicked in his unit door.

The action was called by family members in conjunction with the  Indigenous Social Justice Association.

Fisher’s mother Candice hugged those who came and reminded others as they walked by of the injustice. She spoke lovingly of Patrick, as did four other relatives, one of whom spoke about how Patrick had taught her the finer arts of rugby league.

The coronial inquest into Fisher’s death, which took place almost two years after he fell to his death, found that the “police were aware of the possibility that Fisher might attempt to climb over the balcony, as records showed he avoided or attempted to avoid police on 44 other occasions”.

Fisher was a father of three.

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