Ronald James "Ron" Bishop

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July 9, 1963 ~ March 31, 2016

Ronald James Bishop passed away at his summer home in Ocean Park, Washington on March 31, 2016. He is remembered as a 29-year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, achieving the rank of Chief Deputy.
Ron was born on July 9, 1963, in Vancouver, Washington to R. James "Jim" Bishop and Sharon Jean McKee. He was raised in Vancouver, graduating from Hudson's Bay High School and earning his degree at Clark College in Administration of Justice.
Ron joined the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office after graduating, and worked his way through a variety of ranks and assignments.
He married Melissa Jacobs in 1992 in Portland, Oregon. Ron and Melissa have two daughters, Justine and Samantha. Ron was very proud of his daughters' accomplishments in academics, martial arts, chess and helping at home. In 2003, Ron lived his dream by traveling to Chile and sailing around Cape Horn.
When he wasn't providing service to his community at the MCSO, you could find Ron cooking, reading, or watching the History Channel. He was a gifted chef in his private life, and an avid reader of great leaders and events in history. He was the Past Master of Silver Star #286, F&AM, where he occasionally cooked and provided historical research of famous Free Masons.
His mother, Sharon Bishop-Cline, preceded Ron in death.
Ron is survived by his wife, Melissa; daughters, Justine and Samantha; and brother, Richard.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled later this year.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to make donations to The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 17, 2016
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