Sheriff James Orval Bishop

Sheriff James Orval Bishop

Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1969

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James Orval Bishop

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 14, 2020

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