Lieutenant Warren G. Bisdorf III (1955-2019)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”



Lieutenant Warren G. Bisdorf III

Warren was born January 30, 1955 to Hamilton City Prosecutor Warren G. Bisdorf, Jr. and Mary Lee (Winnefeld) Bisdorf.  He graduated from St. Ann Grade School (1969), Badin High School (1973), and cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C.

Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps Warren worked his way through school as a movie projectionist.

After college, Warren joined the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.  He was promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant.  He retired and, after a decades’-long hiatus, returned to Butler County.

During June 1998, Lieutenant Warren joined the Miami Police Department as a Dispatcher.  On March 20, 2003, he also joined the Oxford Police Department as a Dispatcher.  He served both until his death.

He patrolled with his local neighborhood watch, was a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and worked the polls for many elections.

After 40 years of service to his communities, Lieutenant Bisdorf passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the age of 64.

Lieutenant Bisdorf is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Shirleen Faye (Martin) Warren; daughter Pamela (Richard) Darone; grandchildren, Savannah Darone, Evan Darone and Austin Darone; and siblings, Mark (Kathy) Warren, Helen (Mike) Pope, Diane (Carlos) Valero, and Carmelle (Mike) Cieslak.

Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Avance Funeral Home at 4976 Winton Road in Fairfield.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church in Hamilton on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Respect for Law Camp Scholarship Fund c/o Monroe Police Department, 223 S. Main St, Monroe, OH 45051 or St Mary’s Church, 111 E. High St. Oxford, OH 45056.


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One thought on “Lieutenant Warren G. Bisdorf III (1955-2019)

  1. What a wonderful friendly human being. And a great Police Official. Back in the nineties when Washington, DC was dubbed the “Murder Capital” by the media Lt. Bisdorf stood like a rock in a storm. Officers at 3D loved him. He was so unpretentious and just plain nice. He knew his books and looked out for the troops, inspiring personal loyalty in all of us. What a memorable man. I will never forget his kindly voice and smile.
    Martin Fosso
    (former DC Officer- retired)

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