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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

Mark Mottola

December 23, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Until we all meet.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 21, 2019

Officer Bishop,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 14, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Derrick died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Bishop family, fellow officers, and all who call Derrick beloved, 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 our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of 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 Undersheriff McLoud gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 19. 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

October 26, 2019

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 Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits, we send our condolences to the friends and family members of New York City's Police Department, Police Officer Derrick Bishop.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

October 3, 2019

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