ROSENBERG, TX (KTRK) -- It's an emotional day for family and friends of a 7-year-old boy who recently lost his battle with cancer. His life may have been short but he made the most of every moment, even completing a "bucket" list. James Fisher affected so many people, so deeply, in such a short time.
Many Fort Bend County deputies attended the funeral this morning in Rosenberg at the Holy Rosary Church. James Fisher was just 7 years old but he had already met some of Houston's most famous athletes and even become an honorary deputy of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. This, as his father sought to give him the fullest life possible while he fought brain cancer.
Many of the mourners, including his family, were in sports jerseys to honor his love of local teams and deputies stood at his casket as an Honor Guard.
"He was very proud of it. He would wear his badge around to restaurants and let people know that he was a deputy at the sheriff's office. It was just a way for us as law enforcement officers to build some memories with a young man, going through a very traumatic situation," said Sheriff Troy Nehls with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
Fisher died Monday at his home in Beasley.