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Police Officer Donald E. Bishop | Town of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin Town of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Donald E. Bishop

Town of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Reflections for Police Officer Donald E. Bishop


I miss you, Don. Three years later and it feels like three weeks. Your picture stays in my locker three years and a department later. I promise you it will always be there. Until we meet again...

Police Officer Michael Lake
Jackson Police Department (WI)
April 12, 2016

We had CPR/first responder refresher tonight and you came up. I couldn't help but think about our conversations at the FD and all we talked about. I miss you buddy.

Patrolman Ryan Brehmer
Village of Chenequa
February 27, 2016

I still miss you brother! Never forgotten!

Patrolman Ryan Brehmer
Village of Chenequa
March 20, 2015

I miss you, brother. Keep watching over all of us, like I know you do. Unit we meet again...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Lake
Washington County Sheriff's Department (WI)
April 13, 2014

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 25, 2013

Don will be remembered as a excellent officer, always willing to help. Don had a great attitude and a mile-wide smile that was infectious.

I used to call him "Radio Don" for his work with most of the area PD's and FD's radio systems. He left us too early.

10-42 Brother...RIP

Reserve Lt. Jeff Vogt (ret.)
Village of Mukwonago PD
August 30, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
August 1, 2013


Three months have passed. I still don't know exactly how to put my thoughts into words, but I'll give it my best shot.

First, I want to offer my deepest condolences to your fiance, family, friends, and department. My thoughts and prayers are always with them.

I had just finished a night shift when I got a text about you. She said "You used to work with Don Bishop, right?". Right then I had a horrible feeling. A short time later, I learned you were gone. I talked with Chris later that morning, and the silence on the phone was horrible. We just couldn't bring ourselves to words.

As I sat at your service, I had a lot of thoughts about our days at MPD. From the mundane security details at the fair and firearms training, to pulling taser probes out of your back, one thing stuck with me. I never heard you complain about anything. You were always happy to be there. You never had a bad thing to say about the detail, the people, or the hours. While I sat there thinking about this, your supervisor from TBPD began speaking. I remembered him looking at your partners from the PD, and talking to them about their efforts on the night you passed. He said, "Don would be so proud of you."

Ever since that day, I keep your photo in my locker. It helps remind me not of your passing, but about the cop that you were. At the service, I heard so many things about how positive you were, and how well you did the job. I now think that I knew it all along, but just didn't realize it until you were gone. Today, it makes me realize that quality in fellow officers while I'm serving with them. I truly hope that someday I can portray what you so effortlessly showed to your coworkers. Quite simply, Don, you make me want to be a better officer.

Rest easy, Brother. Until we meet again and patrol heaven's streets as partners once more...

Deputy Sheriff Michael Lake
Washington County Sheriff's Department (WI)
July 24, 2013

God Bless you Officer Bishop. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
July 23, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department
June 30, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Donald Bishop and the Town of Brookfield Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Bishop, for your service.

National Police Wives Association
June 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013

Thank you for your service and dedication. Our hearts are with your family and department.

Session 54
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
June 3, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI
May 26, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department (WY)
May 5, 2013

Officer Bishop,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brookfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol
April 30, 2013

My prayers go to the Bishop family and the Brookfield Police Dept.

Corrections officer
Allegheny County Bureau Of Corrections
April 25, 2013

God Bless Police Officer Don Bishop, his family and the men and women of the Town of Brookfield Police Department.

Arthur R Spafford Jr, Special Agent, Ret
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
April 25, 2013

God bless the family of this selfless hero. You will never be forgotten!

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs Police Department
April 24, 2013

"Mo chomhbhróin"

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California
April 23, 2013

God bless the Bishop family.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol
April 23, 2013

Little did you know that morning, God would call you name. In life you were loved dearly and in death it is the same. My sincere condolences to your wife and children, and to your family and coworkers. RIP Officer Bishop

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07
April 21, 2013

To the family and friends of Officer Donald Bishop and his felloiw deputies:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Donald was killed.

To Officer Bishop's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Bishop gave to his community and the citizens of Wisconsin and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 12, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother

Sean Murphy
April 19, 2013

Thank you, Sir, for your bravery and dedication to duty. May your family, friends and co-workers find peace knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department
April 19, 2013


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