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

EVEN THOUGH WE ONLY SPOKE BY PHONE,I FELT THAT I KNEW YOU NOT ONLY AS AN OFFICER BUT AS A FRIEND. YOU GAVE YOUR ALL TO YOUR JOB. WE WILL ALL GREATLY MISS YOU ROBBIE.

Anonymous

Thank you Robbie for all of your hard work and the wealth of information that you shared with us all. You will continue to be with us daily and we will all continue your fight.

K9 Unit
Columbia County Sheriff's Office, GA

Dear Robbie,


You have taught me a lot over the past few years, not just how to be a good cop but how to be a friend. Though we just got to see each other a few times a year, it was something I always looked forward to. You were and will be a hero in my eyes and those of us who knew you. For those who didn't:

Robbie wasn't just a dedicated cop,

He was a dedicated husband to Lisa,

He was a dedicated father to his children, Cody and Lauren.

He was a dedicated friend to Bruce, Justin, Dale and others,

He was a dedicated instructor to new interdiction officers,

He was a dedicated mentor to those whom he had taught,

He was a dedicated partner to the officers he worked with,

He was a dedicated member of his community and church,

And most of all he was a dedicated Christian.

So Robbie I can't say Goodbye, but like the preacher said, See ya buddy.

God Speed.

Mike Yother
TN

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13



I knew Robbie as a friend and fellow law enforcement officer and I am honored to call him a friend. He wore the badge of many and did so with pride and honor. His sacrifice is the highest price paid for freedom. This country and the State of Georgia should pay heed to the sound of the trumpet sounding. Each citizen should honor such heros that give their lives so that we may enjoy ours.



God Bless you my friend. You will always be remembered.

SSG Marvin Wideman
US Army

Somebody killed a policeman today and part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side. The suspect who shot him will stand up in court with counsel demanding his rights. While a young widowed mother must work for her kids and spend many long lonely nights. The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, just as if he'd gone off to war. Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-staff, to his name they will add a gold star. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today, it happened in your town or mine. While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line. Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street and he stands at each new rookie's side. He answered the call and gave us his all and part of America died. ++ Robbie... you don't have to watch your back anymore…

Judge
GA Court System

ITS HARD TO BELIEVE ITS BEEN OVER TWO YEARS SINCE YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US. YOUR LIFE AND YOUR DEDICATION ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE AND INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US. I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER US AND SMILING DOWN AS WE CONTINUE THE FIGHT. OUR CONTINUED PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Cpl John Peters and K-9 Esso
Berkeley County Sheriffs Office

Dear Capt. Robbie "ICEMAN" Bishop,

I wish to let your family and friends know that still today, several years past that terrible day in 1999, you are still a role model and a hero to officers pressing the fight against the drug world. I have worked in law enforcement for 15 years and anytime I need to get motivated I watch your videos, and lookout mules I get pumped. Here it is May 2003 and you are still the king! To your family, we will never forget your beloved father/husband or his will to win the war on drugs. May God bless you and always know that you are in our prayers.. Keep us safe Captain, as we press the fight to win the war. "SEMPER FI", MARINE, "SEMPER FI"

K-9 SGT. C Scott Baggett
Hapersville Police Department, ALABAMA

K-9 SGT C. Scott Baggett
Harpersville Police Department

I just completed a drug interdiction class here in Charlotte, NC
taught by one of your instructors Harry Walters. I saw several videos of you in action. Man you had skills out of this world. I can honestly say I learned something. I am truly sadden by your death and will pray for you and your family. You really were a skilled officer and really made a big difference in the world and i truly believe you are a real hero.


God bless
MotorOfficer
MCSO

Motor Officer
MCSO

Captain Bishop, It's A honor to be able to talk to you, even if we never met. Your legacy leaves through every TAC Officer on this team. Just tonight, I watched video footage of your techniques. I usually do so when I need a little motivation on a slow day. Yesterday, I told a fellow TAC officer we need a little of Robbie's spirit with us today. On behalf of my fellow team member's, thanks for your inspiration and devotion, you'll always be the best. God truly blessed with you.

TAC-5 Jonathan M. Richardson
Davidson County Sheriffs Office

I remember watching Captain Bishops Interdiction tapes as far back as 1993. I was stunned to hear of his death when I just attended a Drug Interdiction class at the South Carolina Police Academy. I just wanted to say that Capt. Bishop's efforts to stop drug smugglers, has not ended with his death. Past, Present, and Future Officers will continue to learn from him. Those officers will keep his memory alive with every case they make. "Blessed are the Peace Keepers"

Ptl. Robert Porter
Clemson Police Department

Robbie,
It seems like just yesterday when I was calling to ask you a question about a stop, what to look for or hidden compartments.

K-9 roxie retired this past August due to health reasons and is enjoying a life of retirement at home with my son. I wish CJ had the opportunity to meet you so maybe he would understand why Daddy does the job he does.

You are an inspiration. I still watch the video's to keep me motivated and putting to work all that you taught me over the years.

I still think of you as a great friend and miss you dearly. My best wishes go out to Lauren, cody and Lisa.

I hope to see you one day working the beat on Heavens Streets.

Rest in Peace Warrior, rest in Peace. The Fight Continues.

Love ya Brother.

Curtis Endicott
K-9 Officer.

Ptl. Curtis Endicott
Acworth Police

By these reflections we lost a true cop who led by example. God bless to your family and co-workers. Robbie you rest in peace for we have the watch now. Job well done.

Inv, Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

Robbie,

You are not forgotten. You still continue to touch the lives of officers. I viewed a tape of you and multiple drug seizures in a drug interdiction class. You enjoyed your work and your ambition showed. But, more importantly your ambition is used as a training tool on how to be the best. We can all only strive to be as good at drug interdiction as you were Robbie. God bless you, your wife, and your children. May they know that you are always at their side keeping them safe.

Police Officer
Kansas City MO PD

It is very heartbreaking to hear that you passed away the way you did. Although I never met you I feel as though, as a brother officer, we have known each other always. I've seen your videos teaching us of drug interdictions. I've been part of the courses that were conducted by your partners in motor vehicle stops. Throughout the training and ever since I have always been aware of the way you were brought down. I will never erase that from my mind. Again although we have never met, even with your death you have taught me a lesson. To come home at the end of my shift alive and to be aware that ANYTHING can happen no matter how good of a cop you are. Thank you Robbie.

Sgt. Scott McGovney

Sgt. Scott McGovney
Barrington, RI

Last week, Oct 8-10 2002, I attended a commercial motor vehicle interdiction class and one of your tapes was played. We watched while you discussed tactics and tips of the trade. After we finished the class the members of my agency all hopped into our cars and got on I-95 to come home. 10 minutes into our trip we spotted two semi's running together and made traffic stops on both trucks. The driver of the truck I stopped had no money or dope on him but he had several prior arrests, we checked thru EPIC. The driver of the other truck fainted when the other officers found his hidden stash of 1.25 million in cash. It's been 3 and 1/2 years since you left us but you're still taking dope and money off the streets by teaching us. You'll never be forgotten.

Anonymous

We are still learning from you. It was almost super human how you cleared drugs and money.

Thank you, and God Bless your family.


Virginia State Police

09/03/02 -- Captain Bishop, I just saw your story on a "cop" show on TV and wanted to pay my respects. You were a true hero and I salute you sir. May God continue to bless those you left behind.

Hello Bro it has been awhile since I left you a letter, I want you to know we are still "KNOCKING FIRE!" We are still taking drugs and millions of dollars from the bad guys and I know you would be proud of the guys as they travel all over the United States passing on your training and it is paying off as it is saving officers lives and they are taking the bad guys drugs and money!! I know you are proud of all the guys fighting the war on drugs all over these United States I know I am so proud!! I still miss you everyday and think of you everyday I know you have seen mom there in Heaven and please say a prayer for all of God's peacemakers and say one for me!

Love Ya Bro,
Dean

Chief Dean Maddox
Villa Rica Police Department

I saw a lot of videos of Robbie in action when I was at drug interdiction training. He definitely lived the life he loved and loved the life he lived. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH ROBBIE AND DID'NT SEE MUCH OF HIM AFTER HE LEFT MURRAY CO. S.O., BUT I WOULD ALWAYS CATCH HIM COMING THROUGH TO SEE FAMILY.ROBBIE WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION TO MY VENTURE INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
ROBBIE YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED,

DEPUTY DUB BRYANT
GILMER CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Capt.Bishop,
I want you to know that I have been riding more and more with our Sheriff's Office S.P.I.K.E. team (Specialized Patrol/Interstate K-9 Enforcement).I really love doing interdiction. My best friend is the Lieut. over it.We always have fun when are out there doing it. I have found some of the best guys doing it.Heroes are what they are, like you. From G.S.P.#942 to G.S.P.#980,these guys put their hearts into it. To F.T.C."Buzz" Cromer and Cpl. R.L. Dunsmore, you guys are my heroes! Thanks for perfecting the art of "Interdiction",Capt. Bishop.

Ofc. M. Davis
Darien Police Dept.,Georgia

You are a legend and inspiration. I saw some of your accomplishments and exploits on video at a DEA run "Operation Pipe-line" seminar in the mid-90's. You are greatly missed. God bless you and thank you for all that did and continue you to do.

TSgt E. Oller
U.S.A.F.

I considered Robbie a good friend. He was always there if you had a question, especially when it came to illegal narcotics. This is ONE officer that is greatly missed and was well respected all over the state of Georgia (as well as elsewhere).

Robbie...you ARE missed my friend, by your fellow law enforcement brothers !

Anonymous

I think I only seen Robbie one time when I worked at a gas station but my husband who is a former police officer speaks very highly of him and I had a few friends who worked with him at Villa Rica and speak highly of him.He was a blessing to have on the streets and to be taken so viciously is a shame but I am certain he is looking down on his fellow officers guiding them to continue where he left off. He is in a much better place now and is watching over all of us and his family. My prayers are with the family as it is with all who have lost their loved ones.


S.Bullock
Georgia

Robbie, I will never forget January 20. I was going east on I-20 that day and saw an unbelieveable number of patrol cars on the road. It wasnt' until I got home, I had messages, and the phone ringing off the hook. All I can remember is feeling dazed. No it can't be. But it was true. The Warrior is gone. Your spirit still lives, now it seems like it's gotten personal. I would give anything to have five more minutes to talk to you. One thing I still remember to this day that you taught me, never, ever take anyone for granted. Not only did you touch thousands of lives in law enforcement, but there are still plenty of fellow Marines who remember "Once A Marine, Always A Marine". Semper Fidelis, and Godspeed! Ofc. Josh Garner

Ofc. Josh Garner
Ga Dept. of Corrections

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