Town Of Brookfield, Wisconsin Police Officer Donald 'Don' Bishop End Of Watch: 04-13-13 Police Officer Don Bishop, 32, suffered fatal heart failure while en route to a call (details below). Born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge, Ofc. Bishop had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People for more than 10 years. This Warrior did it all ... Fire Fighter, Dispatcher, EMT, and Police Officer. Brother Don first began his calling as a Fire Fighter/EMT for the Village of North Prairie as well as being a dispatcher with the Waukesha County (and later the) City of Oconomowoc Communications Centers. Oh, and he was also a Reserve Police Officer with the Village of Mukwonago Police Department. Don. like so many LEOs, had wanted to be a Police Officer since he was a kid and he worked hard to realize his dreams, though he had just as much a passion for firefighting. Officer Bishop strove to be the Warrior he could be and took devoted care to his training, always wanting to learn more and do more. There was no stopping this kid. When he put his mind to something, look out, because when he was ready, the People got a dedicated servant who served with Integrity and with great Honor. Brother Don went on to work with the Village of Eagle PD as a Patrol Officer and in August of 2011, the Town Of Brookfield PD proudly swore on this True Blue Warrior as a full-time Patrol Officer. He also continued on with the Village of Eagle PD part-time. The sky was the limit for Ofc. Bishop. He set his sights on the many various units the BPD had and was relentless in his questions. He wanted to learn it all. His energy was felt when he walked into a room and his positive attitude was contagious. His attention to detail and ever-apparent pride in his uniform and his oath, along with keeping his 'armor' polished inside and out, made this True Blue Warrior a great role model for all of Law Enforcement.
As a Patrol Officer, he was fearless in the face of danger and yet very fair while dealing with any given call. He was there to help and everyone knew it. Whether it be to back up his fellow Officers or assist a citizen, there was never a doubt he was there for the greater good. And boy was he good at his work. Having his Fire and EMT training also served as a wonderful asset to the department and to the People. His courage and his compassion never wavered no matter how minor nor how volatile a call. Everyone was important. Everyone mattered. Ofc. Bishop also had a great sense of humor and could make anyone's day brighter just by being there. With a heart full of love and a soul full of life, we are left only to wonder how far this Hero would have gone in his career.
There is no doubt, what our Brother's goals were and it is now up to us to help him achieve all he could be by placing him upon on our shoulders and carrying him us as we continue to create our own legacies. Officer Bishop wanted make a difference in his small corner of the world and he did everything he could to accomplish this ... Brother Don, you made a difference to so very many by Living As Only A Hero Could. This Son and Brother of Blue will be greatly missed by so very many ... so few will forget the day he left us all too soon ...
At approximately 2320hours, while en route to a 'burglary-in-progress' call, Ofc. Bishop suffered a major medical episode that caused his cruiser to leave the roadway. Fellow Officers and Fellow Firefighters arrived on scene to find our Brother in distress. They pulled his unconscious self out of the cruiser and worked feverishly to save Don and transported him to the hospital. Sadly, this proved to be our Brother's final battle. Police Officer Donald Bishop succumbed to what appears to have been a heart attack and was pronounced shortly after midnight/Saturday. The exact cause of death is not known at this time. We will update once learned.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bishop family, the Men and Women of the Brookfield PD and to all whom have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and working along side this True Blue Hero. Special thoughts are with all the Officers, Fire Fighters, Medics, and hospital staff who tried so valiantly to save our Brother's life.
Our Brother, as you now patrol the streets of Heaven may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on the watch ... In Our Brother's Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir.
Rest In Peace Police Officer Donald 'Don' Bishop ... We have the watch from here. SALUTE!
~written by Nessie for TrueBlueWarriors.org~ www.facebook.com/truebluewarriors copyright2013 TrueBlueWarriors/Nessie TBPD: http://www.townofbrookfield.com/Police.html
Services for Officer Don Bishop : A public visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Parish in Genesee Depot. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18th at noon, a public visitation will be held from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. Upon the conclusion of the church service, there will be a Law Enforcement Procession from St. Paul’s Parish to St. Joseph Cemetery.