Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Maylond Thompson Bishop, Jr.

Guntersville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, January 1, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Maylond Thompson Bishop, Jr.

Rest in Peace Brother!

Patrolman Anthony Parkinson
Fort Smith Police Department

January 17, 2010

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Bishop and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Bishop, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Bishop is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

January 14, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Bishop, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for your service!


January 13, 2010

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the GPD during this difficult and tragic time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

January 12, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother...
To Officer Maylon Thompson Bishop Jr. I render a final salute.

North Greenbush, NY PD

January 12, 2010

For Police Officer Maylon Thompson Bishop:

Our duty as law officers takes us to the fore-front at the most horrendous of situations. A domestic dispute still stands as one with exceptional risk. As in this case, involving Tommy, nothing is hardly more terrible than suffering for 16 years with a wound sustained in action. For out brother Tommy, it simply was a slow death. He surely will not be the last to suffer this dreadful fate.

We pray for Tommy. May he finally be relieved of his pain and his suffering. We pray that his family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him reach-out at the appropriate times and comfort one another. It is a time to rejoice and to prepare for gladness. Enough weight has been borne for too long on too many hearts. May the heros-of-yesterday embrace Tommy and lead him to rest.

I am proud to render Officer Maylon Bishop a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

January 12, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

January 11, 2010

My deepest regrets to your family. Thank you for your sacrifice that you made to make the world a safer place. God Speed.

Lt. Ryan Smith
Martin County Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2010

Rest in Peace. Your sacrafice will be remembered always. To your family and friends, heartfelt condolences.

Trooper Carpenter

January 10, 2010

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ptlm. Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township PD Northumberland, PA

January 10, 2010

Rest in peace.

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

January 8, 2010

"Final Call"

An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

Sgt. Mike Anaya
Odessa Police Dept., Texas

Sgt. Mike Anaya
Odessa Police Dept., TX.

January 8, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Maylong Thompson Bishop as well as to the Guntersville Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Bishop, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

January 8, 2010

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, it will never go unforgotten.

Rest in Peace Officer.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriffs Office, FL

January 8, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Bishop during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

January 6, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

January 6, 2010

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

Provincial Constable Marty Lalonde
Ontario Provincial Police

January 6, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Tommy Bishop and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Tommy tragically died after being injured so many years ago.

To Officer Bishop's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Tommy gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 1, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 6, 2010

Police Officer Maylon Tommy Bishop

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul, bless all your loved ones and fellow officers.

"Hero's in Life, Not Death"
Ontario Police Memorial

Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

January 6, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

January 6, 2010

Rest in peace Sarge, we've got the watch.

Lt Josh Case
Guntersville Police Dept

January 6, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Bishop and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Bishop for your dedicated service to the people of Alabama and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

January 6, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

CPL David Murphy

January 6, 2010



January 6, 2010

May our Lord provide strength and comfort to officer Bishops family, fellow officers, and friends.

God bless.

Sergeant Kevin Turley
City of Heflin Police Department K-9 (Alabama)

January 6, 2010

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