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

Robbie,


I never got the priviledge to meet you but I have met many that did. All I can say is that I hope you know how much these guys down here miss you. Just by reading your reflections I feel like I know you better than I did before. The love that these guys have for you is remarkable and thier messages have brought tears to my eyes. I remember when you were taken from us and I remember sitting there on the coucg wondering how many more officers must die. I myself have an uncle who was killed in the line of duty and because of that I never got to meet him. I hope to become a patrol officer someday and I hope that all of our Angels In Blue will be looking down on me and all the other patrol officers who are out there risking their lives everyday to make the world a better place. I wish you were still here so I could learn from you as so many others has. However, I know no one wishes you were here like your family does. May God bless them and be with them always. I'm sorry you're gone Robbie and even though I never knew you I still miss you. I miss all of our Angels In Blue. Just save a spot for all the other police officers who will lose their life while trying to protect others.



Love Ya,

Lena

Lena M. Messer
West Point Police Department

Bro.


 
I want you to know that we are still fighting the war on drugs!! I just hired C.E. Meyer for the second spot on your I.C.E. Team as you know we will continue to knock fire and take their dope and we will take their money and hopefully keep it off the streets and away from our children and grandchildren. We have finished two videos on our arrests & seizures and with your continued spritual guidance we will continue to win the war against evil! So thank you for what you have taught hundreds of peace makers and your work goes on! Lisa and the kids are a big part of the department and the means for I.N.D.I.A.'s survival, I do thank you again for being a major part of VRPD and my life and for bringing in us a new family (Lisa & Cody & Lauren).



Love ya Bro

Dean

Chief Dean Maddox
Villa Rica P.D.

We never met but you were an inspiration. My partner and I ordered your training videos after seeing them in a drug interdiction course. We have watched them countless times and use them to "light the fire" every so often. The day we heard of your death we were shocked and sickened. It was as if a member of our own department or family had died. We still brag on you to other officers as if we knew you personally and show others the training tapes often. My partner and I have had an exceptional year so far on I-10. We joke that its thanks to our three man interdiction team. We feel that he is with us on every stop, and I'm sure he is. To your wife and children, we wish only the best and may god be with them. We are sending our business cards even though we weren't at the funeral so that your wife will know you are missed by us in Texas also. We wish your wife the best as she has to face this scumbag in court, we know you will be there with her.

Mike Mills
Beaumont, TX P.D./Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force

ALTHOUGH I NEVER HAD THE CAHNCE TO MEET ROBBIE, MY LIFE WAS CHANGED BY HIS DEATH. EVERY TIME I EXIT MY VEHICLE ON A TRAFFIC STOP I HEAR THE HAUNTING WORDS FROM ONE OF ROBBIE'S VIDEOS "NO LOAD IS WORTH YOUR LIFE". ROBBIE WAS A TRUE WARRIOR, AND A REMINDER TO ALL OF US POLICE OFFICERS THAT TODAY COULD BE THE DAY. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY

BENJI SELPH
GARDEN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The policeman stood and faced his god, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass. "step forward now, policeman, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other check? To my church have you been true? "the policeman squared his shoulders and said "No, lord I guess I ain't because those of us that carry a badge can't always be a saint.  "I've had to work most sundays and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent, because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear, and sometimes God forgive me I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand, I never expected or had to much, but if you don't I'll understand. There was a silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly for the judgement of his God. "Step foward now policeman, you've borne your burdens well , come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you done your time in Hell"



Robbie you will never be forgotten, and you were the very best... We miss you, And to the wife and children, just remember if you ever need any thing the brother and sisters in blue will always be there for you. God Bless..

Anonymous

Robbie,



After reading a post from the Editor of the Villa Rican, I was inspired to send my business card to your children so they may know one doesn't have to personally know you to feel a bond with you.  It always saddens me to hear of the loss of a fellow officer, no matter how it occurs. It's worse when that officer is murdered.  One of the things that keeps me going is a scripture from the Holy Bible. To me it's God's statement about police officers:



"For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."-Romans 13:4



That is what you were.



Rest in Peace,

SA Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

A year has passed into eternity..Winging away the BLUEs.



Four seasons have come and gone and turned around..more BROWN covers the ground.



Do we remember Robbie Bishop. There is no question in that.

Who would want to forget..What he stood for stands STILL.



They stand. These men and women like me..like you who fight to keep peace and die to destroy the destruction of drugs and drug lords.



Fight crime that is dark and unknown undercover..at times not knowing your enemy your brother.



It's worth the sacrifice if it takes your life in a rage of a raid to discover the drugs.



You go home victorious. You win. That's glorious.



GOD bless our Knights who have gone to Day. And keep us ever mindful of THEE kneed' to pray.



"We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses."

What does this Scripture mean? Secret words of comfort you can glean.



Those who have gone are not so far away...just across the room...where Angels tread.  "Fear not." JESUS said.



We have hope. We'll meet again who have loved each other my friend.



For Lisa Alone...I pass this missive along:

"All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you."



This collection of words is dedicated to All of Robbie Bishop's Family and Friends.



My words may not comfort, but my prayers will.

GOD Bless the precious young officers of the K-9 Unit. Thank you Andy for the encouragement.



"Just a Mom"

Taylor
Friend

Robbie,


You are a BIG inspiration to me, even to this day. I cried when I heard about you taken from this world, but I know that one day I will see you in Heaven. Thank you for being who you are and helping to make me & the thousands of others what we are-the best Officer we can be. May God be with your family and friends. Thank You.

Scott A. Benton
Senatobia Police Dept.

It has just passed the one year mark for one of the finest officers that has ever lived was killed.  He was killed doing what he loved.  I never had the pleasure of meeting Robbie in person, but the K-9 officer that I work with Cpl. Curtis Endicott speaks of him as a brother, which he was.  I attended the funeral which was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.  Officers came from all over to pay their respects.  On the way to the cemetary there were blue lights flashing as far as the eye could see.  Robbie always wanted to shut down I-75 of drugs.  Well Robbie, you did brother, for 2 hours and about 50 miles it was shut down.  It was beautiful.  I am a new officer.  I look up to you Robbie in hopes that one day I will be as respected as you were.  The war rages on, and the fight gets harder, but the bad guys might win a battle every once in awhile, but we are stronger and we will win the war on drugs.  To the family and close friends, I once again pray for each and every one of you.

Ptl. C.Higgins
Acworth P.D.

you have not been forgotten and even though you are no longer on this earth i promise that you are still an inspiration.  Blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of God.

Anonymous

Dear Robbie,



I can't believe it's been a year since we lost you.  It seems like just yesterday that we were working at Cherokee County Sheriff's office together and you were keeping me busy(as always)stopping cars on I-75.  I don't think I ever had a slow night working the radio when you were on patrol!! You were the most dedicated officer I have ever known and you are missed by many, many people!! I know that one day we will meet again, but until then, those of us who knew and loved you will be keeping your memory alive!

SDE Michelle Pellom Bates
Georgia State Patrol

Robbie,



I never met you in person.  Although, I feel like I have.  My husband admired you.  I have seen your training tapes.  You had such a great gift.  You had the gift of teaching.  I know you will live on in the hearts of every police officer who had the opportunity to work or train with you.  Thank you for everything you have done in your fight for keeping drugs off the streets. You will never be forgotten.



My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Susan Cook
Wife of a Police Officer

Blessed are the peace keepers for thou shall inhert the earth.God bless you and your family.God speed.

MA Cash
Henry Co Pd

Hey Robbie,


Just sitting here thinking about you and thought I would write cha.  I miss you bro and wish you were here.


It's hard to believe its been a year ago now.  It seems like yesterday.  You know I'm going to get to go to the academy in July and I know you would be proud.  The ICE team seem to be doing a good job for you. Everyone learned so much from you. Well guess I'll go for now, but I'll write you later.  Tell Eddie hello for me and that I love him and miss him very much too.  Love you Lynn

lynn morris
carroll county so

Robbie,



For the little time that I knew you, you taught me so much and I want to tell you that you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Our blessings go out to your family.

SGT.J.E.GAINEY
BARNWELL CO. S.O., S.C.

I Thank God that he let Robbie cross a path in my life.



"Blessed are those who morn, for they shall be conforted"

Matthew 5:3



We will ALWAYS remember, and never forget.



R.E.B 314

Cmdr. G.E. Watson
Villa Rica Police Dept

Robbie And Family,


It is very difficult writing this. From the first time I met you,it seemed that we were best friends. You had a special way of teaching people and instilling the motivation to go out and do the job.To Lisa and children, your husband/father was an extraordinary man. He was a motivator,and a leader. Anyone who met Robbie could only wonder where that inner-strength, and zeal for life came from on such a constant basis. You will truely be missed as a police officer,a teacher,an innovator, and a friend. May GOD bless you and your family, and police officers everywhere. Your Bud, Knip

Sergeant Mark W. Knipper
Florence, KY P.D.

Robbie: I wish you could be around to see my dream has come true...I'm a police officer now, and you were the inspiration for that.



I wish so bad that you could be here for me, because as a new cop, I have lots of questions, and you are the one with the answers....I miss you sooooo much!.... why did you leave us????????



Robbie, Greg and Justin are my buds... but it's like an incomplete circle without you. You know what I mean. Robbie, I miss you so much..... I wanted to work with you, but I never got the chance.... I feel privileged to have just been your friend. I wish I could hug you now.... I know you can feel me, so hug me back........I, too, saw your videos at the Clayton Co. Academy, and every time I hear Renegade by Styx I can't help but "rock out" in your memory.



I look forward to seeing you in the next life... keep heaven safe.



I love you, brother.




Your sis-in-blue,

Officer Ruth M. Eppison
Roswell Police Dept.

Hello Bro,



Well it's Christmas again and I want you to know that you gave me a wonderful present. The present you gave was being my brother in Christ and bringing my family closer to you and your family and I know that you know that Vicki and myself joined New Ga. Baptist Church and we love Bro. Roy very much. There is not a day that goes by that you are not in my mind along with Lauren, Cody and Lisa, I want you to know that Vicki and myself love you and your family very much and and we are here if they ever need us. I think of you every time the boy's hit on the interstate and that is very often!! Robbie we will continue the to fight this war on drugs and train others as you have done as long as I am Police Chief. Well Mr. Iceman I need to go to bed so, MERRY CHRISTMAS brother I miss you very much!!



Love Ya,

Dean and Vicki

Chief of Police

Villa Rica P.D.

Chief Dean Maddox
Villa Rica Police Department

Hey Robbie its November 21st and i was thinking about you and how much your missed. Your missed more and more everyday. Love ya Robbie See ya lynn

lynn
carroll county

Robbie,


My deepest sorrow was felt, the day I heard that you had been taken away from us. It is very hard to find individuals such as your self who have the determination to carry on. Like many other officers, I learned from you and aspired to be just like you. Lisa and children, I am so sorry for the turmoil that you have went through. But I promise you that we as lawenforcement will carry on and make this world a better place to live. So from me to you Robbie, Semper Fidelis.



Corporal K.L. Hogan
K-9 Kennelmaster
USMC

USMC/Military Police/NC
Cpl K.L. Hogan/K-9 Benno

ROBBIE, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE TIMES, YOU HAVE SPENT WITH US, SHOWING US HOW TO STOP THE ONE WITH THE DRIVE AND FOR WHAT TO LOOK FOR. YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING TOO US HAS PAID OFF. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU SAYING TO ME WHILE IN THE MEDIUM, "THERE IT GOES" IT HARD TO KNOW THAT 316 IS 10-7, 10-42. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE.

DEPUTY K.M. BOWEN
TIFT COUNY SHERIFF OFFICE TIFTON, GA

I will never forget the short time we spent together. God Bless you and your family. You will be greatly missed.

INV D W GAINEY
AIKEN CO SO, SC

Dear Robbie,


I unfortunately never had the chance to meet you but I always have you and your family in my thoughts. You are a true hero, one that this country did not recognize enough. Whenever I make a interdiction arrest, I give you credit and thank you for the drive to keep going and keep making more. Its hard to watch your videos without becoming saddened but they are and always will be an inspiration. I constantly remind other officers and the public who you are and what you have done. Your memory and your deeds will never perish with me and my children will know of you. May you always walk with God and my prayers are with your family.

Deputy Robert Braeuner
Erie County, NY. Sheriffs Dept.

robbie,



i learned so much from you when i met you at butts co. even though i was only a jailer you never looked down on me and was always willing to teach me what you knew. i remember the day you got those kilos in that false bottom in the van. you were so excited and you couldn't wait to show me when i got to work. i will always admire you and the work that you did. if there was ever a hero, it was you. you will be missed and never forgotten.

marcie nicholson detention sgt
lamar co sheriff's office

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