The Town of Brookfield is mourning the loss of our brother in blue. Officer Donald (Don) Bishop, 32 years old, died while on duty, of a massive heart attack while responding to a report of a burglary early Saturday morning.
Don has proudly served the Village of North Prairie as a Firefighter/EMT, as well as being a Dispatcher for the Waukesha County Communications Center and the City of Oconomowoc Police Department. Don served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Village of Mukwonago Police Department, a part time Police Officer with the Village of Eagle Police Department, and proudly accepted his position as a full time Police Officer at the Town of Brookfield in August of 2011.
In his free time Don enjoyed installing and repairing the crucial electronics utilized in telecommunications. As a result of his extensive background and knowledge he was frequently sought out by administrators of numerous agencies.
Don graduated from Mukwonago High School and from Waukesha Technical College where he had received his training in Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Officer Bishop was a dedicated police officer and public safety professional serving the citizens of the Town of Brookfield and the residents of Waukesha County for more than 10 years. He will truly be missed as a member of our police family and always remembered for his infectious smile and eagerness to take on every demand of each of his disciplines.