Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia EoW: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop | Georgia Department of Corrections, GeorgiaGeorgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Probation Officer
Tiffany Bishop

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Badge Number: 4628

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: August 31, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Georgia Department of Corrections
2 MLK Drive SE
1566 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-9772

Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop was accidentally shot and killed during a firearms training exercise at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.
A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged during the exercise and Officer Bishop was fatally wounded.
Officer Bishop had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for six months.

 

Funeral services for a Rome probation officer killed in a training exercise at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson have been set for Saturday at a McDonough funeral home.
Tiffany Danielle Bishop, 24, was shot and killed Wednesday in what is being called a routine training exercise at the prison.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the probe into Bishop’s death and considers it an accident at this time. No details were released by late Thursday about the incident.
Bishop had been employed with the probation office since March.
An autopsy was completed Thursday at the State Crime Lab, said John Bankhead, a spokesman with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He said the autopsy confirmed she died of a gunshot wound.
Chad Dabbs, chief probation officer in Rome, said he could not release any information about Bishop.
According to information from WGXA in Macon, Bishop attended Georgia College in Milledgeville and studied public relations, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication in 2009. She graduated earlier this year with a master’s in Criminal Justice. During her time in Milledgeville, She also worked at a downtown restaurant, Amici Cafe, until February.
The Officer Down Memorial Page listed Bishop as one of August’s fallen officers.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough with the Rev. Jody Ray and Andrew Barnes officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.

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2 Responses to “Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia EoW: Wednesday, August 31, 2011”


  1. 1 Sandy Kirkley September 2, 2011 at 17:54

    Shocking. Saddened me. So tragic when something like this happens. Prayers and healing for the family.Though I never met Ofc. Bishop, I feel the connection. Sandy Kirkley,Marietta,Ga.

  2. 2 Loving Friend September 3, 2011 at 15:33

    I knew Tiffany and I know her family. Tragic loss. The world is a sadder place without her.


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