Master Sergeant William Trampas Bishop, 52

Florida Highway Patrol

June 17, 2017 – While Master Sergeant William Bishop was investigating a vehicle crash, a secondary crash occurred at the scene. One of the vehicles involved in the secondary crash struck Sergeant Bishop, pinning him beneath the car. He is survived by his wife and son.


Overall line of duty deaths are up 24%.

Officers killed by gunfire – up 15%

Officers killed in vehicle crashes (pursuit, struck by vehicle – intentionally or unintentional, and other incidents) – up 14%