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

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

It's August 31st robbie and I was sitting here thinking about you. You know I miss you more and more everyday. I know that your resting and I know that your alot better off than any of us here. We all miss you very much. You were the best at what you done. Just sleep well warrior and the fight will go on. love you bro lynn

lynn morris
carroll county so

To the Family of Capt. Robbie Bishop



I have never met an officer that had such an effect on me as Robbie. I attended two schools in Florence Ky. that Robbie and his side kick Bruce Parent put on. It certainly was one of the best schools I have attended. I am sure it was because of the love Robbie had for his job and his country. Robbie was a very exciting young man, and you could tell he really loved his family. Robbie is a hero to me and always will be. I just recently started teaching a drug interdiction class. I feel so lucky to have the video's that I purchased at the seminars that Robbie put on.



To the family of Capt. Bishop my heart felt sympathy goes out to you. Your loss is great and only you can know that. Robbie was the best at what he did, he is a hero and he did make a difference to people he came in contact with. Prays go out to the family, may god be with you.

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Tallman
Huntington County Police Department, IN

I am so hurt by the loss of Robbie. Their isn't another office with the dedication to fighting drug trafficking as Robbie. I will miss him along with the entire Law Enforcement family.



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Deput Sheriff
Huntington County Police Dept. /Huntington Indiana

My husband had the honor of training from Captain Bishop's video's just last week when taking a drug interdiction class in Fairfax County Virginia. The instructor spoke of Captain Bishop's courage and the sadness surrounding his murder. Both my husband and I pray every night that we will not see another posting on this website. To the Bishop Family I express our deepest sympathy, From one law enforcement Family to another,

Cathy McNickle
Wife of a Police Officer

One night a police officer had a dream. The officer dreamed of walking along the beach with the lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from the officers life. For each scene the officer noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to the officer the other to the Lord. When the last scene appeared the officer looked back at the footprints and noticed many times along the path that there was only one set of footprints in the sand. The officer also noticed this happened during the lowest and saddest times in the officers life. This really bothered the officer who questioned the Lord: "Lord you said that once this officer decided to follow you, you would walk along with this officer all the way. But this officer noticed that during the most troublesome times in this officer's life, there is only one set of footprints. This officer does not understand why when this officer needed you most you would leave this officer." The Lord replied, "My child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Anonymous

Robbie,



I never had a chance to meet you but had heard of "the legend" several years ago and had seen several of your tapes. You are and will always be an inspiration to other police officers. I know of several officers on mids and in other departments as well that watch your videos as they are getting ready for work to get in the mindset. Anytime I am down about police work I always think about your work and it keeps me going. We will carry on the hunt and will leave no stone unturned. I had the honor of attending your school in February of this year, but of course it was not complete without you present. God Bless

Officer C. Mock
Brentwood, TN Police Department

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