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

I had the honor to meet Robbie when he worked for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Dept. He was a true law enforcement professional who was a credit to our profession. God bless his soul and his family. Live on my brother!, may your memory and your contributions to the law enforcement community never die!!!

Andy Edwards, Probation Officer
Ga. Dept. of Corrections

January 20, 2005

In the year 2000 a friend approached me with a video of a Drug Interdiction Officer conducting traffic stops and seizing an explainable amount of drugs and money. I was amazed with the footage and wanted to be a Drug Interdiction Officer. Well four years later I can say that my dream became a reality and now I work for the Bradley County Sherrif's Office - Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit. My Cruiser has a R.E.B 314 sticker on my rear window so I can remember everyday the sacrifice that Capt. Rob Bishop gave us all for a better tomorrow. Thank You Capt. Bishop for making me have a "thing" called "JOB" that I everyday get paid to do, and I have yet to think, that I have worked in the last four years. The truth from the reflections and stories I hear and read, is that Capt. Bishop had a Passion and that those who acquired it (such as myself) had a master to teach you the correct approach and safest possible. I thank you for your contribution to all of those who perform this type of duty.

Detective Eduardo Choate
Bradley County Sheriff's Office (D.E.U.)

December 18, 2004


November 25, 2004

Capt. Bishop I first saw your videos about a month ago at interdiction training put on by a (ret.) Florida Troop. Last week I just got my first load of 30 pounds, and your videos crossed my mind while I was headed to jail. You leave behind a legacy and training that is helping everyone in our business. I'm sure your son will follow in his father's footsteps. Rest easy.....

Trooper Nathan Abbott
Indiana State Police

October 18, 2004

My dad was terrific. As a kid, I remember No matter what, if you had a problem with anything he would stop what he was doing and help you. Even with all of his classes and reports he was never to busy for me, whether it was working on a school project or just playing ball. He was all and more that a son could ask for.

He was an outstanding Law enforcement officer as well. He did DUI Task Force, K-9 units, Drug Interdiction, etc. He did just anything and everything to get the bad guy off the street, anything to make us safer. He was and is still a great role model in which I use to make everyday choices. I watch his motivatoinal videos all the time. I uderstand the sacrifice that he made and hope that I will be able to serve and protect just as well as he did.

Cherokee County Sheriffs Office Explorer Post 1911

September 30, 2004

Although I did not personally have the priviledge to meet Capt. Bishop, I am very inspired by the words of so many other officers. The words of others are not to be taken lightly, for there are a thousand thoughts to accompany each word. I am a new deputy with my agency, but believe me when I say, I have only just begun. The Latin proverb " sic vis pacem para bellum " means, if you want peace, prepare for war. I feel that these words fit very well for what it is that we in law enforcement do. Everyday is war for us, the only thing is, the criminal element does not realize the warriors that they are up against. The men and women who write these reflections show their fierceness in the words that they write to Capt. Bishop. " R.E.B. 314 " stands for peace in the above proverb. " We will never forget " stands for war. Capt. Bishop, I have not yet met you, but when I do, my only words will be " sic vis pacem para bellum " for it has only just begun.



September 14, 2004

Robbie you meant the world to me and I miss every day that you're not here, everyday you would make me smile and laugh you protected me and I know I didn't thank you but I should have and I wish you stayed with us back in Hartley Woods Dr. you and your family were the reason I
have any self respect for myself and I just wish you could be here ever since you and your family life got to such a level of insanity that nobody would feel comfortable and when I saw your family they were so sad I wish that I could have you back especially since you knew how to bring a smile to any situation and I hope that one day I can give the gift that you gave me.
Harrison Morton Peck IV, Age 16

Harrison M Peck IV

August 25, 2004

Robbie was a great man and never complained about helping someone.He was like a father to me altho he was just my uncle.No one will ever be able to take his place in my eyes or in the eyes of his family

Adam Stephenson

August 25, 2004


The day you left this world touched everyone in Georgia. I was attending a class in Forsyth, when one of my fellow students heard the news during lunch. When our class resumed, he shared the incident with the class. At the time, I worked for an agency in Haralson County, and contacted them to get an update. We were all truly saddened when we received the news that you left this world. Each of the officers in our class, had been been touched by your life at some point in our career's. We spent the rest of the afternoon laughing and sharing our stories, trying to cope with the reality that you had been taken from this world. I know that the entire campus in Forsyth lifted you family and Villa Rica PD up in our prayers. Thank you for fighting your fight. You will not be forgotten.

Douglas County Georgia

August 11, 2004

Your story gives us strenth to work harder on the interstate. As a team we work relentless to catching and prosecuting those who bring poison to our country. I hope you hold the gate open for me robbie if my time should come.

Lake County Sheriff Indiana

August 4, 2004

Robbie: It's hard to believe it's been five and a half years since you were called home.

After reading through the lastest reflections; I felt led to add another little poem.

Being "Called To Higher Duty"
as you were, has caused the circle to grow closer.


One thing you must remember...
And never ever forget.

You Never Search Alone.
Don't try to "second guess."

Go with your instincts
and watch your partner's back.

It takes but one shot to take you.
I know that for a fact.

Of all the things I taught you and the skills you have honed...

Remember this above all else...
Never Search Alone.

The roads are full of treachery;
Beware each stop you make.

The one you greet just might be
a life you'll have to take.

Don't waste time writing down
words you'll never use...When you're alone on the highway...You lose.

Just one mistake is all it takes,
then your time is gone...From Earth you leave those you love...To make it on their own.

Regrets are useless, thoughts are fleeting...forever... as you draw your last breath of air.

You remember the words you taught to others....

Never Search Alone.

[RLG] 16 Jul 2004


July 16, 2004

The year we were partners was a great learning experience for me, not just about interdiction but about life. Riding every night you get to know a guy well. You were like a brother, and you are missed. Your death almost made me want to get back into it!

Allen Mendenhall
Formerly w/ CCSO

July 2, 2004

All I can say is "thank you". Thank you to Capt. Bishop and thank you to his family. Capt Bishop gave the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our streets, a sacrifice every officer in our brotherhood risks every time we put on our uniform. I hope that during my time in this world, I can do half the things that Capt Bishop did, and maybe, just maybe, become half the cop he was. Thank you.

Cadet Brad Simmons
St Petersburg Police Acadamy

June 14, 2004

thank you robbie for what you did. I have learned alot from what you did and i hope you are in heaven right now keeping an eye on us working the interstates like you did no one could compare to your skills as a cop. You were awesome. I love you as a brother in blue

highway interdiction ofc mark stack
Chattanooga Police dept.

May 18, 2004


officer jason alexander
kingston police dept.

April 29, 2004

For those who did not get the chance to meet him, or be lucky enough to be in his drug interdiction classes. you have know idea the person law enforcement is truly missing. I first meet Robbie when the Decherd Police Department put on a drug interdiction class at there department. with out a doubt the best class I have ever attended in my eleven years in law enforcement. I have never left a class more motervated than I was after his classes. So for those of you who knows his teaching. stay in plain view, let the drug trafficors come to you, pass you then swerve as there pucker factor goes up as they peak at you as they pass, So you can asked those famous questions. "Sir or Maam, Do you have any guns knives, bombs, drugs, or large amounts of currency in your vehicle?" Or coarse there answer is daah. no. then you ask so you don't mind if I seach. there dumb buts once again say no because they think we want but we do anyway. then woop there it is. and off to jail they go. night shift don't forget the lights above the tags must be operational. or after you have given enough documented warning you can use this as p.c. for suspected trafficors. and all officers remember nerver search alone. and Cliff Meyers I haven't heard from you in years. I am still in Tullahoma. Give use a ring sometime.
Patrolman Cecil R. Harden
Tullahoma Police Department


April 20, 2004

ICEMAN, HIT Team made a great hit the other night.. I just wanted to say thank you. I know this seems crazy to most, unless your out there fighting the good fight you wouldn't understand. Robbie, keeps us going even though he is not here with us today, he is still part of our inspiration to keep driving forward. Robbie, Pell City hit on I-20 Saturday night and are continuing to keep up the fight. Until the next hit, keep up the fight. Teams, remeber what the great one always taught us "NEVER SEARCH ALONE". You will never be forgotten R.E.B. 314.

K-9 Sgt. Scott Baggett
Harpersville Police Dept. Al. Highway Interdiction Team (HIT)

April 8, 2004

ICEMAN, HIT Team made a great hit the other night.. I just wanted to say thank you. I know this seems crazy to most, unless your out there fighting the good fight you wouldn't understand. Robbie, keeps us going even though he is not here with us today, he is still part of our inspiration to keep driving forward.

K-9 Sgt. Scott Baggett
Harpersville Police Dept. Al.

April 8, 2004

I was working the interstate at the MS-LA line the day you were killed. I remember the bulletin going out about your killer. MS is a long way from GA, but even there the guys knew of you through your tapes. Your reputation and skills definitely preceeded you. I am now a Federal Agent teaching at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC. I never pass Villa Rica on my way back to MS and not think of you. I have told my daughters your story. Your legacy lives on even today. We are stronger and more skilled in our work because of you. God Bless.

Senior Patrol Agent Jae Harvey
United States Border Patrol

April 5, 2004

Like many people who have left their reflections on this page I too watched many of Mr. Bishop's tapes and came away awed and inspired by his work ethic and devotion to his job. His death came as a shock to me and I often think of him while conducting my own investigations. Perhaps thats his legacy, even in death he still teaches the rest of us. To his family Robbie's legacy lives on as does him memory in Police Officers around the country. What a man he must of been.

Michael Ercole K9 Handler
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, MI.

March 10, 2004

The drug war will never be over, thanks to Captain Bishop and other heroes. While others have given up on our children and the countless victims of crime, our police officers will continue to risk and lose their lives for it. I hope to soon serve and catch drug offenders like Captain Bishop did, and it will be an honor.

May he rest in peace and his family live well. He will never be forgotten. Thank you!!

Baltimore, MD

January 26, 2004

I never knew Robbie Bishop. However, in watching his videotapes (time and time again) I feel as if I knew him. It was Robbie Bishop who gave me, and numerous other Deputies in my department, the motivation and skills to be better police officers. In Central Illinois, the name Robbie Bishop is widely known and deeply respected. Although he may no longer be with us in the flesh, his legend lives on in the hearts of all of us who are dedicated to the profession we love. Robbie Bishop...Thank You

Deputy Sheriff Jim Tapscott
Sangamon County Sheriff's Dept.

January 23, 2004

"To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived ...

This is to have suceeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You succeeded in making this world a better place. You are not forgotten ...
January 20, 2004


January 20, 2004

May God always keep you at his side and watch over you and you're family, you are an inspiration and a HERO to all of us!!
God Bless You!!

Officer Jeff Whitmire
City of Arcade Police Department, GA

December 31, 2003

As I sit here it is hard for me to believe that you have been gone from here almost three years now. I still brag about you daily and can still see that smile on your face every time that someone gets that load. I'm still out here even after another kidney transplant and seven skin cancer surgeries. Thanks for all the memories! P.S I still have "Duke"

S/Tpr Scott Floyd

December 18, 2003

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