John T. Bishop, who has been a patrolman on the police force since February 13, 1908, was born at Marion, the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, on August 10, 1884. His education, which he received in the public schools of that city, enabled him to capably fill a position as clerk. Later he took up his residence in Dayton, where a good position was offered him. Clerical work was congenial to his tastes and he followed it until his appointment. Mr. Bishop is married, his family consisting of his wife, Estella, and four children, Robert, Mary, Walter and Thelma.