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Police Officer Donald E. Bishop

Town of Brookfield Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Donald E. Bishop

Officer Bishop,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high. We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

April 14, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

April 14, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

April 14, 2013

Don was my fire dispatch trainer at Waukesha County Communications Center - he was always kind, patient and understanding - a true leader.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike

Rachel Womack
Former WCC dispatcher in training

April 14, 2013

Taken too soon; it saddens my heart to hear of another member of the family taken. Keep watch over all the men & women serving their communties as you did. Thoughts and prayers for everyone in your home and law enforcement family.

Police Clerk Bialzik
Port Washington PD

April 14, 2013

Our prayers and deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Don, The Town of Brookfield Police, Eagle Police, WCC and Oconomowoc Police and all the other agencies who were friends and co workers of him
Rest in Peace Don, you will not be forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police
Deborah Roelandts (retired 911)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police

April 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

April 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Donald Bishop. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir .

Final Salute.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

April 14, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Bishop, we have the watch now. May God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Bishop during this time of tragic loss for an officer so young. Thank you for your service sir.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

April 14, 2013

May you rest in peace Officer Bishop.
Thank You for Your service and your immediate family and Your Law Enforcement family in the Town of Brookfield has my sincerest sympathy.

Detective (retired)
Fond du Lac Wi PD

April 14, 2013

Don was a good friend and very dedicated to everything he did. He was a great dispatcher for us when I first met him and always talked about being in Law Enforcement. He finally reached his dream and was hired full time as an officer in the Town of Brookfield. HE LOVED BEING A POLICE OFFICER. He will be greatly miss by all of us in the community he served and by all his brothers and sisters in blue and by all his friends and family.

Sgt Rob Wiercyski
Town of Oconomowoc Police Dept

April 14, 2013


James P. Waggle

April 14, 2013

Don, It was an honor working with you. I always knew when you were on the other side of the radio I was in good hands and would be looked after.

When you achived your dream of becoming a full time officer I knew if I needed help you would come running.

I know now you will still be looking down on all of us and watching after us.

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Deputy Shawn Friedbacher
Waukesha County Sheriffs Department

April 14, 2013

As I arrive for work today, I see your car in the lot waiting for you to leave in it. I miss you and haven't even walked in the door. No one has the heart to close your locker door. It still looks like it did when you started your last tour of duty. I miss you Don and it hasn't even been 48 hours. God speed my friend.

Officer Paul Schmitt
Town of Brookfield, WI Police Department

April 14, 2013

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

April 14, 2013

Don, your brothers and sisters in blue at the Town of Brookfield Police Department and throughout the rest of the L.E. are grateful for your service. We will never forget you. Rest in Peace brother, we've got it from here. You'll always be a member of our Department.

Sgt David T Mironischen
Town of Brookfield Police Department, WI

April 14, 2013

May God's hand rest gently with strength, comfort and peace upon Offcr. Bishop's family, colleagues, and friends.
May his service and dedication be always remembered, and his eternal light shine bright.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille Police Department, Coquille, Oregon

April 14, 2013

May you rest in peace.

Gavin F. Price II ( retired )
Escambia county sheriffs dept

April 14, 2013

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

April 14, 2013


Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

April 14, 2013

RIP Brother. Our Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. God Bless.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

April 14, 2013

R.I.P. Officer Bishop, your service is appreciated. May God comfort your family during this very difficult time. We will take it from here, brother.

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

April 14, 2013

RIP fellow Police Officer Bishop

Stephen Bruet PPO II
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

April 14, 2013

Rest in peace Brother Donald.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

April 14, 2013

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency.

WOMAN - Ashley Brandow - WIFE of DFC Brian Brandow - H.C.S.O. - 731

April 14, 2013

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