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 IT HAS BEEN ANOTHER YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR HAS NOT BEEN IN VAIN WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE HARD FIGHT AND MAKING SOME GOOD PROGRESS IN THE WAR YOU TAUGHT US TO UNDERTAKE. VILLA RICA HAS BEEN BLESSED AND GIVEN GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AND WE HAVE USED THEM TO OUR FULLEST POTENTIAL. IT IS WITH YOUR WISDOM AND FAITH IN THE SYSTEM THAT HAS ALLOWED ALL OF US TO BE SO VERY SUCESSFULL// THANK YOU ROBBIE , THANK YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CHILDREN FOR ALL OF THE SCARAFICES YOU AND THEY HAVE MADE TO ALLOW US TO CONTINUE THE GOOD FIGHT,,,,,MAY WE FOLLOW IN YOUR SHADOW AND DRAW FROM YOUR WISDOM SO WE TO MAY ONCE AGAIN JOIN YOU IN THE DEVINE KINGDOM WHEN OUR MISSION IS DONE HERE. BUT UNTIL THAT TIME WE WILL NOT FALTER NOR SLOW DOWN UNTIL WE HAVE ACHIEVED OUR GOALS AND THAT IS TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM DRUGS AND VIOLENCE....GOD BLESS YOU ROBBIE PLEASE CONTINUE TO GUIDE US AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE OUR TRADITIONS CONTINUE UNTARNISHED AND FOR THE GREATEST CAUSE OF ALL OUR FREEDOM FROM EVIL.......LOVE STEVE BOYDEN K-9 KODI, VILLA RICA POLICE DEPARTMENT

SGT. STEVE BOYDEN
VILLA RICA POLICE DEPT

Though I have never had the honor of meeting you, Captain Bishop, it is officers like YOU that keep me motivated to become the best that I can be. So indirectly you have touched my life as well. Thank you for your dedication to your community and to your nation.

Dir Kevin R Turley, EMT-B, EMT-Tactical
Cheaha EMS & Rescue Services, Inc (Calhoun County, Alabama)

Hello buddy,

I know that you know that we have a 5 man I.C.E. Unit working I-20 24hrs a day 7 days a week and we are still fighting the drug cartels harder than ever! I miss you very much and know you are still looking down helping us catch the bad guy. I promoted Eddie to Lt. and this year has seized over $800,000 in money and 10 million dollars in drugs. I want you and others to know that your proven method is the best and always be the best. The team is traveling all over the nation teaching your methods of interdiction. Robbie you are still the best interdictor I have ever met and still you are in my heart and you will never be forgotten! I don't see Lisa as much as she and the kids are on the go about all the time. This has been another tragic year for police officers in the United States and I know you are showing them the way with Jesus. Well bro I guess I need to go to bed I check in on Lisa and
the kids when I can and I look in on you here!
Your brother in Christ,
Chief Dean
Villa Rica P.D.

Chief Dean Maddox
Villa Rica Police Department

ROBBIE,
YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL.
I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER FOR 13 YEARS IN S.C. AND I WOULD FROM TIME TO TIME HEAR OF A FIND YOU MADE, JUST TO OUR SOUTH, AND I WOULD WONDER "HOW DOES HE DO IT"?
I WATCHED ONE OF YOUR TAPES A FEW YEARS AGO AND I JUST RECENTLY WENT TO AN INTERDICTION SEMINAR AND SAW YOU IN ACTION ON TAPE AGAIN. YOU ARE TRULY AWESOME. YOU ARE THE MAN WHEN IT COMES TO INTERDICTION.
I HOPE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO PUT WHAT I LEARNED FROM YOU TO GOOD USE.
AS A CHRISTIAN MYSELF, I'M GLAD TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOOKING DOWN AND GUIDING US ALL. I'M STILL LOOKING FOR THE BIG HIT. FEEL FREE TO GUIDE ME FROM YOUR CAPTAINS CHAIR.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
YOUR EFFORTS ON EARTH WERE ADMIRABLE AND GREATLY APPRECIATED.
I WISH ALL THE BEST TO YOUR FAMILY. THEY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.

Anonymous

I recently attended a Drug Interdiction Course in my county given by a Florida Highway Trooper. During the course a video was shown of Captain Bishop at work performing drug interdiction. I was amazed by the quantity of drug seizures he and his men managed to make while performing this valuable service. The video was set to music by several well known rock bands and really "woke" the class up! I was incredibly sad to find out that he was killed in the line of duty following the presentation. I am honored to work in the same profession. May God bless his entire family and all the Law Enforcement Officers who serve this great nation.

Police Officer Michael L. Teplansky
Suffolk County Police Department

Every victim of a just cause is a victim too much and yet how many tears will flow till all this evil ends?

mlb

Anonymous

Robbie, it seems like forever since we last talked in the PD's kitchen about your incident with big James and how you felt about the whole situation. I have thought about all the information I will never get from you and all the learning experiences that I have missed out on because you are gone. But one thing I will never forget is that you told me and the younger guys that in tough times we push on and right now in our police department and all police departments around the country expecially in New York City Police Department are all dealing with grief and it is with the strength you have given me that I am able to deal with these tough times and keep on fighting the good fight
Thank you Robbie ....from stevebo

SGT. STEVE BOYDEN
VILLA RICA PD K-9

I am a deputy sheriff assigned to a Virginia law enforcement training academy. For quite awhile now I've been aware of your very unfortunate passing and almost three years later it is just as difficult to think about. Through the training tapes I've watched you, "do your thing". I feel as though I knew you as many other law enforcement officers feel similarly. I just wanted to let everyone know that Robbie's ambition to fight drugs/contraband is still being taught to the new law enforcement folks and that the torch must never be extinguished and be passed on to the generations to come to keep this country strong and free of drugs.

Anonymous

Losing Robbie was emotionally equal to the loss of a close blood brother or a beloved child.
I was wholly traumatized.
I have lost friends and partners over my career, but this loss was personal, catastrophic and cut me to the quick.
His zeal and dedication were a personal and almost religious icon for daily reference.
The world was complete so long as I knew that he was "in the fight," with me, with him working his road and me working mine.
I will always and forever remember the moment that I heard the news. It is etched as with acid on my heart.
When the rifles fired in salute and the police helicopters flew overhead in the "missing man formation" I reformed and steeled my intent.
The bagpipes wailed and I indeed determined in my heart that someone and as many someones as possible were going to pay and pay big for the pain that was being caused us.
I left Tennessee's Interstate Highways and took a position with Villa Rica Police working I-20.
It WAS an honor indeed to wear the colors, drive the car and pursue the enemy on Robbies home field, and to the good officers of Villa Rica I extend my condolences and thanks for their support of me while I was there.
I have been in "criminal patrol" since 1985, but since January 20th, 1999 I have endeavored to "take it to the enemy" with fierce intent.
I believe that I have done so.
I can only hope that Robbie would approve of my efforts.
August 1st, 2001 I moved to start a unit for the Carroll County Sheriff as an Interstate Crime Unit, doing criminal interdiction on I-20.
Many people do not know that Robbie was paid by Villa Rica but was also a Carroll County Deputy in an agreement with that agency. Robbie was in a Carroll county car and in a Carroll county uniform at the moment of his passing and I consider it a great honor to take this position in the reforming of that unit.
It is a tribute to Robbie that the citizens of Carroll County called for the units reformation.
The Sheriff also encouraged the continuing legacy of Robbies work.
Since I came to Georgia I daily drive past the wreath and now stone marker at the location of the martyrdom of our HERO Robbie Bishop.
I touch and take power from the stone marker.
The combined will and intent of Robbies friends and supporters, as well as the righteousness of our cause sustain me.
I then move out onto the concrete slab that is our battlefield and go about the glorious business of revenge.
In the movie "RED DAWN" the character played by Powers Boothe tells a young "wolverine" guerilla fighter that his hate for the enemy will "burn him up." The young fighter turns to him and replies "yeah..., but it keeps me warm!"

I can relate!


NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT
(Nobody provokes me without fear of punishment)

D/S C E Meyer
Assistant Director NDIA
National Drug Interdiction Association
Interstate Crime Unit of the Carroll Co. Sheriffs Dept.

D/S C E Meyer
Carroll County Sheriff (Georgia)

Dear Robbie,
I recently had the pleasure to learn from one of the officers, and friend that you trained at Villa Rica PD. I just wanted you to know that all that you taught them is still being taught to others, and that means that we are still fighting that battle that you and many others like you started. Robbie, I know that you will keep us safe and continue to watch over all of us as we continue that fight. Sleep well Warrior!

Officer Chad Lambert
Gulf Shores Police Department

I remember watching video's of Officer Bishops drug busts in the Valdosta, GA area. As a Criminal Justice student at Valdosta State University I became familar with officer Bishop's work, especially his invaluable training methods and videos. I was especially saddened to hear of such a loss.

Anonymous

I am 22 yrs old with 4yrs experience in law enforcement. I have already decided that my career is dedicated to Cpt.Bishop. I remember when I first got in everyone knew who Robbie was except me , it was like a sin if you didnt know who Cpt.Bishop was so I had to know who this great man is, so I dug around and found out , watched his tapes and got to read about him. I never got to meet him personaly but I didnt have to Cpt.Bishop I know our hearts are as one when it comes to our careers I hope I make you proud. Love the officer who never knew you. Ptl Rhett Campbell , Winchster Police Dept. Winchster TN

Ptl. Rhett Campbell
Winchester Police Dept , TN

I have been inspired by the work and integrity of Capt. Bishop. Just a prayer for him from WV law enforcement.

Sergeant James A. Wise
West Virginia State Police

I have a memory bracelet with robbie's name on it that I wear every day.when I'm on duty I am often asked by those who do not know "who was he?" My reply is a simple one."he is a legend and an example to us all."

you are greatly missed robbie.we,your brothers and sisters of the badge,will never forget you.

dep. shelton e. lingle II
lumpkin county sheriff's office

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS:FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD.

Anonymous

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