Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1999

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Robbie Edward Bishop

Captain Robbie Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop on I-20. Captain Bishop was a well-known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.

At approximately 11:00 am he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 18 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.

The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999. On February 1st, 2001, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. During his career, he confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs and millions of dollars in drug money. He was enlisted by police departments all over the country to train their officers. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 314

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Life without parole

interdiction, traffic stop

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Went through the police academy with Robbie in 1985. He was with Murray County Sheriff's Office then. He was a good man and a great officer. Six weeks of fond memories with Robbie. I was with Cherokee County Sheriff's Office then.

Dean Allen
Former law enforcement

January 21, 2024

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