Patrolman George H. Bishop

Patrolman George H. Bishop

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 21, 1967

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George H. Bishop

Patrolman George Bishop and Patrolman Plato Arvanitis were killed in a helicopter accident while on a traffic surveillance flight. The helicopter crashed into the East River near the Manhattan Bridge approximately two hours into the flight.

The body of Patrolman Arvanitis was located shortly after the crash. Patrolman Bishop's body was recovered on May 17, 1968.

Patrolman Bishop has served with the New York City Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Aviation Unit. He was survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 10469

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident, surveillance

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Rest in Peace Officer George Bishop.
You will never be forgotten.

Detective John O'Dwyer (Ret)

December 21, 2023

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