Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Henry Bishop

Oakdale Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1943

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Henry Bishop

Chief Bishop,

You were the Grandfather I never knew. Thanks for rearing my mom, Ruth Elizabeth. I wish I would have had the chance to know you. I did learn to hunt with your Browning 12 gauge quail gun. Thank you! Greatness is all too quickly lost to us.

William Craig Taylor

April 15, 2022

Chief Bishop,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakdale. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 18, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 11, 2013

Mr. Bishop, I am the great grandson of your Aunt and Uncle that you lived with after your parents died. You are remembered. RIP

Doyle R. Smith
First cousin twice removed

September 27, 2011

Chief rest easy, and thanks for fighting the fight. Most of all thanks for all that you and your family have sacrificed.

Mikki Bishop
Henry County PD

LT M. Bishop
Henry County Police Department

July 12, 2005

Rest in peace, Officer Bishop.

Shirley Roberts- Oakdale, La.

April 2, 2004

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