Portion of I-75 dedicated to FHP Master Sergeant William Bishop

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

A portion of Interstate 75 in Alachua County has been named in remembrance of FHP Master Sergeant William T. Bishop

Today a portion of Interstate 75 between the 399- and 404-mile marker in Alachua County was named in remembrance of fallen Florida Highway Patrol Master Sergeant William T. Bishop.

Master Sergeant Bishop was a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, serving the citizens and visitors of Florida for thirty years. He began his career with FHP on January 13, 1987, as a member of the 78th Recruit Class in Tallahassee. His duty stations included Brooksville, Marianna, Lake City, and Gainesville.

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, while conducting a traffic crash investigation on Interstate 75 near the 403-mile marker, Master Sergeant Bishop was struck by a southbound vehicle. Shortly after he was transported to a local hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

“Paying tribute to Master Sergeant Bishop by naming a portion of Interstate 75 in his honor is a great tribute,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Master Sergeant Bishop was dedicated to serving the residents and visitors of this state as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, and the ultimate sacrifice he paid is well deserving of this recognition.”

  • Great loss to the community and well deserving of such an honor although I fear it won’t be long before the “woke” people of Alachua County start protesting. Yes, you know the idiots, they tend to gather in groups around downtown Gainesville.

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