Sheriff says death of former Warren Twp. police chief appears to be self-inflicted

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The Trumbull County Coroner is still completing an autopsy, so a final ruling on Don Bishop's death hasn't been made yet

WARREN TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – According to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, the death of former Warren Township Police Chief Don Bishop appears to be due to a self-inflicted gunshot.

Current Chief Benjamin Harrell confirmed Thursday that Bishop’s body was taken from his home on Woodside Drive Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to the house at about 5:30 p.m. Earlier that day Bishop appeared in court concerning a complaint about an estate.

The case was filed by David Hoso and Attorney Jeffry Thomas. The complaint claimed that in the estate of John Hoso, Bishop “has concealed and is now in possession of…cash proceeds from various bank accounts and other contents of John Hoso.”

We don’t know the details of that hearing.

Bishop retired June 1, 2019, after 34 years in law enforcement — 27 of which were with Warren Township where he served as chief for the last five-and-a-half years.

The Trumbull County Coroner is still completing an autopsy, so a final ruling on Bishop’s death hasn’t been made yet.

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