Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Reflections for Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop

Condolences to the bishop family. NYPD salutes you. We will continue to honor him through our relentless efforts in protecting and serving the citizens and visitors of New York. Our prayers are with you and your love ones.

Po Angel Carmona

June 22, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


June 21, 2017

RIP, Master Sgt Bishop. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 21, 2017

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of this brave hero. May God be with you and guide you through these difficult times. Rest in peace Master Sgt. Bishop, continue your watch on the streets above.

Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/6/02, Union County, SO

June 21, 2017

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Investigator Q. Warren
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

June 21, 2017

God Bless you and your family.

Undercover D. Riggs.
United States Government

June 21, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

June 21, 2017

RIP my friend..peace and prayers for your family, friends and fellow Officers..Marty Mooney retired Detective NYPD and son Alex active NYPD..Blue Knights XIX Rome NY/XXXII Syracuse NY.

Det Marty Mooney/Retired

June 21, 2017

RIP my Brother. May your memory & sacrifice never fade

Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office NM

June 20, 2017

As a former Trooper and now Commissioner of the Department, I offer our thoughts and condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of this American patriot. We're so sorry this has happened...

Commissioner David W. Purkey
Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security

June 20, 2017

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

June 20, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Master Sergeant Bishop. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florida Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

June 20, 2017

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

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

June 20, 2017

Sgt. I was honored to work with/for you. You lead by example and cared about "your" Troopers, which I was blessed to be one of. As hard as it was and how bad it broke my heart I thank God he put me with you on the Interstate, until God called you home. I will never forget you, but I know you are now in heaven and I have another guardian angel looking out for me and your Troopers. God Bless you and your family and thank you for your service to this great nation and State of Florida... RIP Sgt Bishop, we'll take it from here in your honor.

Trooper W.F. Schrader
Florida Highway Patrol

June 20, 2017

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

June 20, 2017

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop, as well as, the members of the Florida Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

June 20, 2017

RIP SGT Bishop. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

June 20, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

June 20, 2017


Last Friday, Lory and I had to make a quick trip up to Santa Rosa County to pick up a new puppy. As I neared Ocala and saw a couple troopers out on 75 doing their jobs I thought that I needed to call you or text to see if you were working and wanted to catch up again around Lake City for a cup of coffee. I new it would be tough to do on the return trip with the new pup on board but we were pressed for time to meet the person bringing the puppy down from Illinois. After hearing the news, I am devastated for not taking a few minutes to have at least called or text you while passing through.

It was good getting to catch up with you a few times over the past 3 years as I know we had grown apart with our lives pulling us in different directions. When we did catch up i was surprised to find how we had been through many of the same trials and struggles but had not been there to support one another like we had in the past.

From our days in the Military Police Corp at Ft. Drum, NY (when I had a hard time getting you to write a ticket) to both our early days as civilian law enforcement officers we remained close until distance and life caused us to loose touch. I will always remember those days but I will cherish the time we spent just catching up during those last few times we met up in Lake City.

I know without any reservation that you are in the presence of the Lord and I'll end this the same way you ended all your text by sharing: Jesus Saves John 3:16.

Greg Howell
Friend & Retired Leo

June 20, 2017

Rest in Paradise Brother...

Inspector Robert McCowan
Dept. Of Homeland Security

June 19, 2017

Rest in peace Sarge. Thanks for your service. God's speed brother.


June 19, 2017



June 19, 2017

Rip Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

June 19, 2017

Rest in peace Master Sergeant Bishop. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.


June 19, 2017

RIP Sarge

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

June 19, 2017

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