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,
You came to one of my crime prevention programs when you were in elm school. After that day at the school you were around almost all the time, wanting to be a ventriloquist and magician. I had no problem with that but when you said I want to be a police officer, I replyed NO YOU DON'T! but that went into one ear and out the other. Robbie sometimes I wish you had listen to me, but I realize it was to be your life.
I miss you coming by and seeing me, and I am so very proud of how you turned out. I wish life had been different and in all the years I served as an officer I would have traded places with you because you turned out to be the best.
I never met your family but I know they are great from knowing you. I miss you and can't wait to see you again.
J. Bryson

Retired J. Bryson A.P.D/Dept. of Justice
Big Brother/Friend

June 17, 2009

Just returned from the NCEA 2009 Winter Conference. It was an outstanding conference. You were honorably remembered and are greatly missed. Although I did not know you personally, talking to a few officers who did makes me realize that I missed out. I thank you for your teachings and willingness to share your knowledge with officers nation wide. You are an inspiration to all of us involved in Criminal Interdiction!

K9 Stacy McElroy Member #2304
Collinsville Police Department

February 21, 2009

We still remember! God Bless.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

February 18, 2009

just wanted to say that i met robbie when i went to k9 training in ga, southern police dog academy in 1991, one heck of a nice guy

rip brother in blue
david kirk centre,al pd #1309
ex k9 officer

ofc david kirk
centre, al pd

February 6, 2009

Robbie: It's been ten years and a day since I was in that particular building in Villa Rica. If there were any dry eyes near that flag draped coffin, I didn't see them. It was raining where I stood. You were there that day and though none could see you, your presence was evident.

Today I'm sitting here thinking of all those who joined you after January 20th 1999.

You gave me these words to write and I came here to this site in January of 1999 and placed them for your law enforcement family to read.



CAPTAIN ROBBIE BISHOP...CALLED TO HIGHER DUTY

Officer Down...Officer Down...I Faintly heard the call.
I was standing by a stairway, leaning against the wall.

Officer Down...Officer Down...

Signals got crossed, something went wrong. I never let down my guard.

There was blinding pain in my head...That hit was pretty hard.

I looked around and saw some cops running swiftly to my aid.
Confused and disoriented, I said, "I thought you guys were dead."

Then they put their arms around me and asked, "Robbie, how do you feel?"

I shook my head. I felt great..."But, is this place for real?"

Officer Down...Officer Down...

I heard a sound from the top of the stairs, a voice saying, "Robbie, come on in. You've been called to Higher Duty by a very special Friend."

Tears rolled down my Face as I looked up and recognized my Lord.

Officer Down...Officer Down...The words echoed all around.
I heard the sound of weeping, voices calling..."Robbie Please Come Back!"

I Love you guys and I'm sorry to Leave you, but Fate stepped in with a mortal attack. I was struck by a bullet... and there's no turning back.

I've been called to Higher Duty by The Chief at the top of the stairs.

The Final battle is coming and HE wants me to train some new troops over there.

I know all of you are hurting, but please try to understand.
I've been called to Higher Duty by GOD, not man.

Carry on with the fight so every kid can play on a drug Free street. Just think of me and I'll be there when you're cruising along your beat.

I'll be watching out for you. So, until again we meet...

STAY SAFE OUT THERE....

Officer Down...Officer Down...

"Cancel that...This Officer Went UP."

This Message was written after much prayer. I am "Just A Mom." I held the clipboard.

To Lisa, the children, Dean and all the precious people I met that day.

God Bless You All.

RL


"R.E.B. 314"...What a legacy!

RL

January 21, 2009

10 YEARS - SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY- GOD BLESS

FRIEND
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF GEORGIA

January 20, 2009

Well brother... it's been 10-years to the day since you left this earth for a better place. Though you've been gone awhile, you'll never be forgotten by those of us you helped while on this earth. I know you and Spencer Clark are watching over the rest of us, probably laughing! Until we meet again... at work we'll stay.

Chief Deputy Eddie Ingram
Quitman Co. GA Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2009

Robbie, it's been 10 years since you were senselessly murdered doing what you loved. But, your dedication gives me and every other 5%'er out there the courage to put on the badge and hit the ground running. God Bless you.

Relentless Pursuit!

TFO Adam Argullin
Florence (KY) Police/ FBI Safe Streets Task Force

January 20, 2009

Robbie,

I just could not let the day pass without saying; it has been ten years and yes, “We Will Remember”.

Prayers always remain….

Mik

CPT Mikki Bishop
Henry County Police Department

January 20, 2009

Today is the 10th anniversary of your passing. All of us are still thinking about you each day and remembering all the great things you did for law enforcement and for us...

Matthew Halstead
Cherokee Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2009

It has been almost 10 years since your passing.You are still loved and missed.The memories you left behind will forever stay with your loved ones.

Anonymous

January 5, 2009

Thanks for all that you did in law enforcment .We started an interdiction unit Nov.2007 and me and my partner joined ncea314 in February this year. We appreciate everything that you put into teaching others to combat criminals and the war on drugs. Rest in peace brother you are not forgotten.

officer jill hudgins
oxford p.d. ala.

November 6, 2008

Robbie,

Day in, day out, we go out and continue the fight that you were a part of. The 10th annual conference is coming up in Feb 2009 and I'm looking forward to it. You live in our veins brother and everyday that I go to work, I think of you and your family. Thank you for what you did for the officers and thank you for believing in what you did. You memory lives on in our hearts and minds everyday. You are a great motivator and a great inspiration to all of us that continue the same fight. Rest in peace brother........"In Pursuit of the Criminal Element, the flight continues!"

R.E.B 314 Forever!!!!!!

S. Pardazi
Smith CountySheriff's Counter-terrorism and Criminal Interdiction Uni

November 5, 2008

ROBBIE I HAVE NEVER MET YOU OR ATTENDED ANY OF YOUR SCHOOLS, BUT I LOVE INTERDICTION AND LEARNED OF YOUR NAME FROM A K9 OFFICER WHEN I FIRST BEGAN MY CAREER. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH ON YOU AND I HOPE ONE DAY I WILL AT LEAST HALF AS GOOD AS YOU WERE. BROTHER REST IN PEACE.

a deputy

September 4, 2008

Although I never worked directly with Robbie I remember the first time I got to meet him. It was on I-75 at around 2100 and he had just had a pizza delivered out on the interstate. I remember thinking this is one man who is totally dedicated to his work. I would always look forward to hearing about what Robbie was into and what he was doing. You could always bet it would be something! I am no longer in Law Enforcment full time but I still think of Robbie when I pass an Interdiction Officer sitting on the highway. I hope his family is doing well. RIP partner.

CT
LEO

August 16, 2008

Brother, it's now been more than 9 years since that day in January. It seems like just yesterday we were on the interstate together... wroking, joking, and enjoying life. Not one day goes by that I don't think about you and what you did for interdition, and me. I've had several more LEO's that were friends of mine to join you... so I'm sure you guys are watching out for the rest of us. We'll continue to do the best we can... and then some. Until we meet again ...

Eddie Ingram, Major
Barbour Co. S. O. Alabama

Eddie Ingram, Major
Barbour Co. Alabama Sheriff's Dept.

June 17, 2008

I just finished a HIDTA coarse. Saw a video showing some of what you accomplished. What you did was simply amazing. Your Family I am sure is very proud of you. All I can say is Thank You on behalf of all LEO's everywhere. May you be at God's side and watch over your Brothers in Blue. RIP Sir.

PO RJL
SCPD NY

June 12, 2008

Captain we never met but one thing is for sure every day I get up to patrol the streets I see you kneeled down by that grand marquis with the bumper off and the kilos of suspected cocaine in it. I go to work saying to myself i am going to find the load that will change the way some think around here. Captain you will never be forgot as you know your the best there ever was and ever will be. It must have been an honor to work with you as some got that chance. I will never have that chance because some doper thought getting high off of his crack cocaine, marijuana, of heroin was greater than a human life. Captain one day when we met up above I wanna thank you for the drive that you gave me to work in this line of work. There are many great officers and all better than me but Captain before I leave there will be a small amount of dope off the streets all be cause you have built this inside for me. God speed captain God speed.

patrolman

June 2, 2008

I arrested Jeffrey Vincent McGee in Toronto and testified at Jeffrey McGee's trial. I often think of Captain Bishop ad his family. I hope that they are well.

Detective Sergeant Brian Borg
Toronto Police

April 2, 2008

Captain Bishop will never be forgotten. Your legacy lives on. It's not just how Captain Robbie Bishop died that made him a hero; it's how he lived his life.

Detective, Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Detective
Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, Utah

March 16, 2008

I just saw your mention on "Police Videos", and I just had to do a search and found this site. I hope youre having fun up in heaven writing tix to the angels for flying too fast. God Bless you and thanx you for your service here on earth.

Rev. Steven D. Martinez
Diversity Life Ministries, private citizen

February 26, 2008

just wanted to say thanks for protecting our future and present children. my prayers are with with his family. from what I read he was a great great man.

Ken Ledger
None

February 26, 2008

I.C.E. man, still hitting for you but its slow. Thanks for the training in Pinehurst and no, your the best.

deputy
ccso

February 8, 2008

As time has passed, many of us still reflect on you and you accomplishments through your years as one of Georgias great lawmen. your legacy still lives on. many aspiring lawmen and women could only hope to have some of the insight that you had and abilities. you are an inspiration always even to the average citizen, such as myself.it now has been 9 years since you left us all, and still i get sort of sentimental when i see villa-rica P.D. and their patrol cars,as i pass through the community heading to the interstate. you kept us safe,by getting the badguys off the street. villa-rica is still pro-active,and i feel safer ..THE I.C.E.is still doing their job...making I-20 a safer place to drive!...thank you.....

Mr.Brian P. Furlong
Citizen

January 31, 2008

It is the aniversary of your passing and you are missed. The memories of that day 9 years ago are still fresh. May your legacy continue and may you assist God in watching over those who follow in your footsteps.


Friend

January 20, 2008

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