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Sergeant Andy Thaddeus Bailey | Jackson Police Department, Tennessee Jackson Police Department, Tennessee


Andy Thaddeus Bailey

Jackson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, June 17, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 31 years

Badge # S1B

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Bailey was shot and killed by a robbery suspect following a high-speed vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit started at approximately 0900 hours, when the suspect grabbed a woman's purse at Old Hickory Mall, and then fired a shot in the air as he fled. Officers responding to the mall encountered the suspect and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

The suspect rammed several police vehicles before the pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into two vehicles on North Highland Avenue. As the suspect fled on foot, he exchanged shots with officers, mortally wounding Sergeant Bailey. The suspect was shot numerous times in return gunfire.

Sergeant Bailey was removed to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he later died from his wounds.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Bailey had served with the Jackson Police Department for 31 years and was getting ready to retire. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 17, 2015


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