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Police Officer Derrick Bishop

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Derrick Bishop

Rest in Peace Officer Bishop. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the NYPD during this tragic & difficult time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

October 19, 2019

On September 11, 2001, many lives were taken by cowardly swine with a meaningless grudge; thousands of innocent civilians, Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel from numerous agencies. The animals who did this must have known in their evil pathetic hearts that the dying would not end on that day or even in the weeks that followed. It’s been over a decade and still we lose our Brothers and Sisters from the fallout.

God Bless all have gone before and those who follow including Derrick Bishop. Rest in Peace, Brother and give a hug to those you meet in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 17, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Bishop.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

October 16, 2019

God bless your family and friends. We lost my brother a retired NJState Trooper in Nov of last year due to 9/11 illness. From our family to yours, God Bless.

JoAnn Nagle Mecom

October 13, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 12, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

October 9, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service and dedication to duty on that fateful day, 9/11/2001, when so many lives were lost and many more that have passed away since then like yourself. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Bishop during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Officer Donnie Meaders
Konawa (OK) Police Department

October 9, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Derrick Bishop, from complications from the September 11, 2001 Terrorists Attacks at the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer succumbs from complications from these attacks. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not been forgotten.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Retired Deputy Joe Singh
Sacramento County Sheriffs Department

October 8, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Derrick Bishop.

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends
and the New York City Police Department.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

October 8, 2019

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

October 8, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

October 8, 2019

Officer Bishop, I Thank you brave Sir for your years of service and I truly am sorry for your years of suffering this horrible illness. I pray that God will now watch over all those that loved you here on earth. You can finally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

October 8, 2019

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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Bishop. Thank you fro your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bishop Family and the NYPD.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 6, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 5, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.
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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

October 5, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Derrick Bishop during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Derrick Bishop.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 5, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

October 4, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and sacrifice memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 3, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Derrick Bishop and the extended law enforcement family of the New York City Police Department, New York.

End of Watch Thursday, September 19, 2019

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

October 3, 2019

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 3, 2019

Officer Bishop, you tirelessly and unselfishly put your life on the line for many years of dedicated service. Then on 9/11, you gave your all to serve your fellowmen and for it, suffered for many years. It is over now, and it is time to collect your reward, and it will be abundant. May our good Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 3, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Derrick Bishop , thank you for your service with the New York City Police Department and your service with the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center on 09/11/01 ❤️. Thank you for making the people in New York City, New York feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 2, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Bishop.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 2, 2019

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