ALACHUA CO., FL (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol lost a 30-year veteran in the line of duty on Saturday.
A vehicle struck Sergeant William Trampas Bishop while he was outside his patrol car on I-75.
The official Twitter of the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles and Florida Highway Patrol posted around 10 p.m. Saturday, "It is with heavy hearts that we report #FHP Sgt. William Trampas Bishop, has died in the line of duty this evening."
Governor Rick Scott released a statement following the death of FHP Sgt. William Trampas Bishop:
“We are heartbroken to learn of the death of 30-year veteran FHP Trooper Sergeant William Trampas Bishop while on duty in Alachua County. Ann and I are praying for Sergeant Bishop’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time. Our thoughts are also with the entire Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Florida Highway Patrol family as they grieve the loss of Sergeant Bishop. Every day, Florida’s law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve Florida families. This terrible loss is a somber reminder of the work our brave law enforcement officers do to keep us safe.”