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Capt. Robbie Bishop - Villa Rica, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 43.894 W 084° 55.113
16S E 692836 N 3734338
Quick Description: Located as a stone on either side of the main door to the justice center named after them.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2019 7:09:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMZYM9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Carroll County
Location of memorial: Front wall justice center, Temple St. & Vevin St., Villa Rica

Plaque Text:

CAPT. ROBBIE E. BISHOP
VILLA RICA POLICE DEPARTMENT
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
JAN. 20, 1999


"Captain Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop. Captain Bishop was a well known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.

"At approximately 11:00 am he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 20 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.

"The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999. On February 1, 2001, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

"Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. During his career he confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs and millions of dollars in drug money. He was enlisted by police departments all over the country to train their officers. He is survived by his wife and two young children." ~ Officer Down

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Type of memorial: Building

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