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FL Trooper Struck, Killed Assisting Motorist on Highway

June 19, 2017  | 

Master Sgt. William Trampas Bishop was struck and killed on duty Saturday night. (Photo: Florida Highway Patrol)
Master Sgt. William Trampas Bishop was struck and killed on duty Saturday night. (Photo: Florida Highway Patrol)

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that led to the death of one of its own Saturday evening.

According to the agency, Master Sgt. William T. Bishop, 52, was standing outside his patrol car around 6:36 p.m. June 17 on I-75 in Alachua County. Bishop was assisting a motorist from Miami who had been involved in a previous crash, reports Tampa Patch.

As Bishop was outside his patrol car, troopers say John C. Sams, 67, of Lady Lake and Michael T. Korta, 46, of Tampa were heading southbound on Interstate 75. For reasons that have not been explained, troopers say Korta and Sams' vehicles collided. Bishop was hit during the secondary collision.

Bishop was taken to Shands Hospital, but was pronounced dead, the patrol said. He is survived by his wife and son, reports ODMP.org.


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John retired IA PD @ 6/19/2017 10:54 PM

Prayers to SGT Bishop and his family.

Todd Bryant @ 6/20/2017 4:06 AM

RIP SGT Bishop. We mourn with the FHP.

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