Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1999

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Reflections for Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Rest in peace Captain Bishop.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2020

Hanging in there 314... It's tough with all the haters and no-sayers. Warrior Forever! .. . we know the truth! RIP my friend and Mentor!

Eddie Ingram, Retired
Summerdale Police Department

May 1, 2020

Brother it's been over 20 years since you and I sit on the side of interstate 20/85, I'll never forget you my friend. I tried to train as many cops throughout the United States the way you trained me. We were more than Cops; we were friends. There's hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you brother! You made a difference and I hope that in some small way I was able to carry on what you and I talked about so many hours sitting on those interstate highways. Thanks for the memories my brother... They're the best. I'll see you in heaven because we've spent our time in hell... Love you man!

Retired
Summerdale Police Department

April 27, 2020

R. I. P. My Blue Brother!! You are missed!! God Speed!!

Sgt Ed Marcurella
Colleton County Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2020

Deputy killed in the line of duty receives memorial dedication at the public safety building

Posted on Jan 20, 2020 CBS 46

Carroll Co., Ga (CBS46)—The Carroll County Sheriff’s office is asking people to celebrate the life a police captain killed in the line of duty 21 years ago.

Captain Robbie E. Bishop’s life was cut short 21 years ago while he was conducting a traffic stop on I-20 in Villa Rica.

An official with the Carroll County’s sheriff office said in a Facebook message: Captain Bishop was the best at what he did, he was motivated and dedicated in protecting this county from crime.

During his career, Captain Bishop was in charge of both the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Villa Rica Police Department’s Interstate Criminal Enforcement Teams.

Captain Bishop assisted in the "seizures of over 10,000 pounds of narcotics and over 8 million dollars from drug traffickers, making him one of the best interdiction Officer's in the United States", Carroll County officials said.

Captain Bishop was recently honored at the Carroll County Public Safety Memorial Dedication and a plaque now stands to honor his legacy.

After the shooting, Jeffrey McGee, 32, of Schenectady, N.Y., was arrested for Bishop's murder. McGee was arrested in Toronto. He is serving life without parole.

Retired Police Officer
NYPD

January 20, 2020

Robbie and I were best friends when we were kids. We used to do magic shows together all around the South. We ended up both going into LE. I think of Robbie often now that I'm retired from LE. I wish we would of spent more time together in the years before his death. He was a good man. Many on here have mentioned that he left a lasting impression on them as a LE officer and trainer. He left a lasting impression on me as a friend. RIP brother.

Sergeant David King
Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, GA

September 3, 2019

I worked for Dallas PD and Power Springs
Now former LEO, Marine Corp, BW in Katrina

He was the best we all looked up to
Sincerely, Brian Hawthorne

Former LEO
Powder Springs, Dallas Pd, Blackwater USA, “Academi”

September 27, 2018

Thank you for your service, you are a hero to us all!

Lisa Ann GILHAM
Wife of Officer William Ashley GILHAM, Brookhaven PD

October 22, 2016

Thank you for your service and the sacrifice you gave to fight the war on drugs.God bless you.Rest in peace.

Dylan Feeney
Citizen

April 3, 2016

Did not know Robbie personally, but went to his funeral to support a brother officer and his family. It was the largest funeral I have ever seen. Law Enforcement is a Brotherhood of One.

Lt. Mike Harlin
Toombs Co. Sheriff's Office, GA

January 20, 2016

Rest in Peace brother. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and loyalty to this job. Many Officer' want to be just like you. interdiction is hard work not just anyone can do it. You mastered it. I hope that I could be half as good as you. We miss you.

Patrolman Matthew Redd
Floresville Police Department, Texas

January 20, 2016

Rest in peace Captain, your hard work and faithful service will never be forgotten. May God bless your family always.

Sgt Don Barton
Garden City Police Dept.

January 5, 2016

I was in one of your last classes you gave in headland al you made a great impression on me I was a deputy sheriff at the time .it broke my heart when I heard the news and I was able to go to your funeral to pay my respects Godbless you and your family

Civilian James Faircloth
None

December 30, 2015

Hello. I had heard about Robbie's death from World's Wildest Police Videos approximately 12 years ago. On the show, I had heard of 10 that had died, but Robbie Bishop is one I carry in my memories every day. Well credited. Dedicated, determined, a wonderful person, a great dad, a wonderful husband, very missed by his loved ones, well-known of local departments for a high rate of taking drug traffickers into custody, his name is almost legendary in departments in the south. I have an idea for a 24/7 protection system that if successful, would save thousands of lives every year from abductors etc. Unfortunately, I don't have the IQ for the process. So I just hope I could find someone I could offer a percentage of the benefits if they help complete the instructions and not just explain them. But if I could receive help from Robbie's family, I would generously consider a higher percentage for them, because it would be in Robbie's favor for his loved ones. The offer would be something good that would come out of their loss of him. His loved ones would not have to work to survive. The same financial support they could had continued to receive to this day. For years, I had pictured the type of region I believe might be the type he would had provided a home for his family if homes there weren't $300,000+. Cool, moist, cloudy, tropical forest and valleys, low populated.

Richard
Seen on television

October 30, 2015

RIP

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

June 15, 2015

He was a good man, a good friend, and a great COP. As a result of his murder at the hands of a drug dealer, the cartels have been dealt many multiple billions of damage in lost product and cash by Robbie's friends and those he inspired to action. Never Forgive. Never Forget. Memento Mori.

Chief of Police C E "Max" Meyer
City of Brooklet, GA

May 14, 2015

Remembering your dedication and sacrifice! Thank you for your legacy. You have much to be proud of in your work and family! Well done.

Chris Utley
Investigator

January 20, 2015

We will never forget you brother!!!!!! 01/20/2015

Cpl. Steven English
South Carolina Highway Patrol

January 20, 2015

Mr. Bishop, I attended a drug interdiction school recently and several of your traffic stops and seizures were highlighted and used as training aids. You sir are most certainly an interdiction artist. May you rest in peace as we continue to interdict in your memory.

K9 Officer
Sandusky Police Dept.

September 4, 2014

To the Bishop's, your father was my mentor and inspiration as a young police officer and deputy sheriff. My early success as a local interdiction officer in MD was all because of Robbie. Today, I still conduct myself in a manner consistent with Robbies work ethic and drive. He will forever be missed.

Special Agent Daniel Harding
U.S. Treasury

May 20, 2014

Officer Bishop, I know your children. You would be proud . They are fine young adults and they have bright futures. God Bless!

Stephen R. Pendleton
My son is friends with your children

April 17, 2014

I strive to be even a fraction of the criminal interdiction officer you were.

GA OFFICER
GA OFFICER

April 4, 2014

Robbie: It doesn't seem possible that you were taken from us 14 years ago on this date.

When I stood there looking at all the people, tears streaming down their faces...I, too felt the anguish and disbelieve.

You will never be forgotten. Many lives have been saved because you lived and taught others.

My friend, you're greatly missed.

R.G.

January 20, 2013

Capt. Bishop, It has been almost 14 years since you were taken from us, yet you still continue to touch many lives. Thank you for the legacy you have left behind, as well as the skill set you have provided many generations of interdiction officers. I look forward to the day I shake your hand on the streets of Gold. Until then, watch over us all.

RIP REB314 - Gone, but never forgotten.

Lieutenant Richard Garmon
Hokes Bluff (AL) P.D. / Interdiction

January 16, 2013

I learned about you during my cities citizens police academy class. Thank you for dedication to make the highways safer.

Matt Makaveli
Supporter of Law Enforcement

December 10, 2012

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