As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
September 02, 2011
Accidental discharge kills Ga. probation officer
Officer Down: Tiffany Bishop - [Atlanta, Georgia]
By PoliceOne Staff
ATLANTA — Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop was accidentally shot and killed at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia on Wed. during a training exercise.
A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged during a firearms training exercise, fatally wounding Bishop, according to ODMP. Bishop was transported to a nearby hospital, but died on the way.
Twenty-four-year-old Bishop had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for six months.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating why the instructor, who is reportedly a veteran, used a live firearm in the training session.
"He's traumatized by the whole thing; it's impacted him greatly," said the GBI's John Bankhead in an interview with MyFoxAtlanta.
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