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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

THANK YOU ROBBIE,FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR US ALL WHILE YOU WERE HERE,AND WHAT WE STILL ARE ABLE TO LEARN FROM YOUR TEACHINGS,YOU WILL BE OUR OFFICER TONIGHT AT OUR 1800 HR.BRIEFING,TONIGHT WE RIDE IN YOUR HONOR,REST IN PEACE CAPTAIN,AND MAY GOD BLESS LISA AND YOUR CHILDREN,AND THE REST OF US THAT STILL AND WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU.

LIEUTENANT TOMMY BUTLER
SCOTLAND COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE N.C.

January 20, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAYA AND THANK YOU SIR FOR THE SERVICE, THE TRAINING AND LEGACY YOU HAVE PASSED ON TO OTHERS

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 12, 2008

IT'S THANKSGIVING DAY 2007. ITS VERY CLOUDY AND IT HAS BEEN RAINING. IT'S ABOUT 50 DEGREES AND I HAVE BEEN SITTING ON ALABAMA HWY 75 JUST LIKE I LEARNED FROM D.C. INGRAM FOR THE LAST 4 HOURS AND I HAVENT EVEN HAD ONE INDICATOR. I ATTENDED HIS CLASS AND WHILE I NEVER GOT TO MEET YOU, YOU LIVE ON THROUGH HIS TEACHINGS. I HAVE NEVER MADE A BUST NEAR AS BIG AS YOU GUYS GOT BUT YOU CAN TELL BY THE WAY HE TALKS IT MUST HAVE BEEN A BLAST. I REMEMBER THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE FROM THE VIDEOS HE SHOWED US. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE! I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE WORLD IS A SAFER PLACE AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE OF THE STANDARD THAT YOU SET IN CRIMINAL/DRUG INTERDICTION AND THE SACRAFICE YOU MADE IN THE PERSUIT OF A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY TODAY THAT THEY KNOW THAT YOUR SACRAFICE HAS NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN. REST EASY OFFICER BISHOP WE WILL CARRY YOUR WATCH.

OFFICER
ALABAMA

November 22, 2007

I received the Robbie Bishop award this past Feb 2007 for the year 2006 from the National Criminal Enforcement Association. I am very honored to have received such a prestiege award. There are a lot of Law Enforcement Officers nationwide that have received some of the best training that ever could be provided because of the image that Robbie has left. Robbie, you're well thought of here. From those who know you and from those like me that have never met you. You're a role model for Law Enforcement and I am so privileged to be part of your family with the National Criminal Enforcement Association. R.I.P Brother

Detective Jerry Soles
Davidson County Sheriffs Office, NC

November 16, 2007

It doesn't take much,
to take someone down.
Just a single bullet, that can bounce around.

A vest or not,
the bullet will find a way.
On any kind of night,
it can take someone away.

The bulletin was heard,
and every officer knew,
the one they called their own
had just left the team in blue.

Everyone knew,
this day could come.
and now everyone is left
feeling helpless and numb.

The killer is in jail,
but how little it eases the pain.
Because a mother and father,
know things will never be the same.

He was one of many
who answered the late night calls,
and now he will be one of many,
who's name is left on Forsyth walls.

I love you Daddy

Amber-Dispatcher
Daughter

November 13, 2007

RIP ,brother,you will always be remembered.

officer
Harpersville,AL.

November 8, 2007

ROBBIE,SIMPLY PUT YOU WERE,ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST,WATCH OVER US AS WE CONTINUE THE FIGHT, GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN BROTHER,WE SALUTE YOU CAPTAIN.

LIEUTENANT TOMMY BUTLER
SCOTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE N.C.

October 23, 2007

Robbie,

We never meet, but I've attenend several classes based on your videos. Over the last 10 years I've trained over 100 police officers using your advice. We will continue the fight! Thank you for all you still do!

Chad

Ptlm. Chad Collier
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

October 20, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 10, 2007

robbie the day you died was a sad day for all of us. my dad jimmy holder had only talk to you two days before it happen. he love you and taught of you like a son. he cried that whole day. he is now in heaven with you he died in 2000. we all love you and know you are wayching over us rip


father was afriend

September 24, 2007

Hello Robbie,
I just wanted to share a memory or two that I have of you. I remember the first time we met. I had just arrived in Okinawa, Japan and I wanted to go and see a buddy of mine before I had to check in. I took a honcho, (taxi) to Camp Foster, and as we came up over the hill I remember seeing you, and that white German Shepherd of yours. It was like something out of a movie. Your’s and that damn dogs’ hair was blowing in the breeze. Of all the things to remember, I have been thinking of that for 25 years. That is the first image I have of you, and it has stuck with me all of these years.

I remember a fight at MCAS Futenma a few months later. It was during a football game between the Air Force and one of the Marine Units there. As usual the Air Force team one the game, but the Marines one the fight. As we started breaking the fight up, I remember thinking we were way outnumbered and this was going to be a very, bad day. I had cuffed three airmen and was out of cuffs, and the other M.P.’s were about the same as me; things were getting out of hand rapidly. What I didn’t know, or expect, is that someone had called for assistance; you and about 8 other K-9 Units showed up. I remember that white Shepherd of yours running around with a pair of shoulder pads hanging out of his mouth. As he made his way into the crowd, that was the end of that fight. It turned out to be a great day, at least for us.

Then a few years later, I remember being sworn in as a deputy in Cherokee County. Out of the blue, there you were getting sworn in right next to me. I remember how much fun we had. I remember our times on the football team, the S.W.A.T. team, just riding around with you talking about the Corps.

Then I remember a few years later, I was washing my motorcycle, and I heard on the radio that a police officer had been shot. I kept hearing your name, but I couldn’t believe it. I started calling everyone I knew to find out if it was really you, and if you were o.k., but you weren’t o.k. I remember sitting in my living room by myself and thinking that warriors can’t die. Until then, I thought people like us were invincible. I remember feeling that I have never been so alone in my life.

A few days later, I remember driving up to Cherokee County to ride to your funeral. I remember seeing all of your pictures and news clippings around your coffin. I remember seeing your family. I remember the long ride to your grave site. I remember the helicopters flying overhead. I remember crying for the first time since I was a little kid. I remember thinking how unfair it was that you were dead. I remember how it felt to say goodbye to a police officer, a fellow Marine, and to a friend.

All these years later, I remember. I remember your death, but more importantly I remember your life.

Semper Fidelis,
Robert

Robert
Friend

August 22, 2007

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

HANK
RN

August 7, 2007

Although I never had the honor of meeting you, you have set the standard in the way all interdiction is performed. You have become an inspiration to all of the Federal, State, County and City police officers who go out there everyday and attempt to make our world a little safer by removing the horrible drug epidemic that is sweeping our Country. Your videos amaze me everytime I see them. You have definately opened MY eyes and made me realize that that police work just isn't giving out citations and warnings, but it also involves an investigative skill that can turn a normal traffic stop into a large siezure of contraband. I wanted to thank you for this. Please look after all of us and I know that you are in a better place than the Highways you patroled. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, co-workers and may each passing day be easier for them to understand that you were not taken in vain. Rest in peace.

MD Police Officer

May 26, 2007

i recently had the tremendous opporunity to attend a patrol interdiction course, in which several of capt. bishop's stops/seizures were shown. i was speechless. aside from his obvious success as an interdiction officer, one thing stood out to me. capt. bishop was dedicated to teaching other officer's how to enjoy the success he experienced. all his skill and personal tools passed through him to his brother officers. what a selfless man.
to his family: thank you for standing by him throughout his career, and allowing us to learn from him even after his untimely death. because of YOUR selfless nature, we have the opportunity to become more efficient officers by learning from robbie. you and capt. bishop serve as models for all of us, and our families, to learn from on both a professional and moral level. thank you so much and God bless.

Dep. Rick Dierenfeldt
Buchanan County Sheriff's Department

February 20, 2007

Hard to believe its been 8 years. RIP Robbie.

February 20, 2007

Robbie,

I can't believe that it has been 8 years since your death. I watched the news in disbelief on the day you died. You are the first close friend I ever lost. I still think of you often and remember our youth with fondness. I will always regret that I was unable to attend your funeral and memorial services.

You were one of a kind in every way! I was lucky to have had your friendship. I always smile with pride when your name is mentioned and your legacy is honored.

Your friend always

TW

Todd B. West, MD
Friend

February 1, 2007

I just wanted to say that I went to a class this week where they were showing Robbie Bishop videos and drug stops. I just want to say to your family, thank you for giving us an opportunity to know him. I hope that your name continues to get spread down to new officers like myself so that we can carry forward the mission you seem to love. And let no drug interdiction in this country take place with out your presence being felt. I hope that you will smile as my team kicks butts and takes names on your behalf. Thank You & R.I.P!!!!!!!!

Missouri Officer

January 31, 2007

Your police work was inspiring and your interdiction efforts have spread across the nation. What one single man can do should keep the rest of us trying to be like you. Anyone who has ever done any interdiction knows the name Robbie Bishop. My condolences to your family and until you all meet again, rest in peace.

Trooper
Iowa State Patrol

January 31, 2007

THERE WOULD BE NO WAR ON DRUGS FOR US HAD YOU NOT PAVED THE WAY. KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY SUCCESSFUL INTERDICTION OFFICERS BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU ACHIEVED IN LIFE AND DIED FOR. JOE DAVID HAS SAID, "I AM ASKED MANY TIMES IF THE WAR ON DRUGS IS ONE WE CAN WIN. I ALWAYS ANSWER , I DO NOT KNOW BUT IT IS ONE WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE." REST IN PEACE, WARRIOR.

OFFICER
TENNESSEE

January 28, 2007

Captain Bishop,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V. T. Rosen
henry County Police Department

January 20, 2007

It has been eight years and you are still missed and thought of everyday. Keep watching over us. Your legacy will live on always.

Shelley

January 20, 2007

Eight years. I still can't believe it. Thank you again for all you taught me and for keeping my family safe. Thank you my brother.
Rest Well.

Senior Officer M. Thurmond
MPD

January 19, 2007

I must say that the day I heard of your passing I was excited and happy.I walked around with a huge smile on my face. Yes Robbie Bishop,you had busted me. For many years I spent doing time in a GA prison. But it was none of your doing;it was mine.That was me being immature.

Since my release my life has taken a 180.Since becoming a father of two kids I have come realize your value to the world. The thing which I once held in high honor,I now hate with paasion. You made the streets safe for many familes. I wish life would of given me a diffrent route but for what you did that day, it made me the man I am today.
May you R.I.P. and be sure that many others such as yourself are guarding the streets. Rest now your duty here is done. Thanks for changing my life.May God watch over your family.

Anonymous Convict

January 16, 2007

You are and forever will be a hero to me. It seems like only yesterday. Words cannot describe what you meant to me and the thousands of other officers in this world. Words definately cannot describe the hole left in the hearts of all of us.

Scott A. Benton/Officer

January 12, 2007

Eight years later, and his legacy continues on, and ALWAYS will. Thankfully, he is in a place where his loved may be reunited with him one day.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 8, 2007

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