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Sheriff James Orval Bishop | Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Sheriff

James Orval Bishop

Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, July 14, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Sheriff James Bishop was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

The suspect was a long-time acquaintance of the sheriff. When the sheriff approached his apartment he identified himself but the suspect opened fire, killing him. Sheriff Bishop returned fire before collapsing wounding the suspect.

On December 10th, 1969, the suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Sheriff Bishop was survived by his wife and ten children.

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Rest In Peace Sheriff. You taught us right from wrong and even as teenagers in the 60s you were very much respected.

DAVID H EDWARDS CPO USN RET.
A friend of your children at Berryville H.S. Especially Jimmy, RIP.
July 1, 2017

 

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