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Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Bailey | Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

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Robert L. Bailey

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, July 18, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Robert Bailey and Deputy Arch Redmond were shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man wanted in Middlesboro, Kentucky, for embezzlement.

As the deputies led the man from his cabin, the man's father-in-law opened fire on them from behind, killing both deputies with rifle fire.

The killer fled into the mountains on a mule and eventually ended up in Lubbock, Texas. He was arrested in Lubbock in March 1937 and returned to Lee County. He was acquitted of first degree murder charges of for Deputy Bailey, but was convicted of the murder of Deputy Redmond. Due to his age of 83 he served two and half years at a work camp and was released.

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Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia
End of Watch: Thursday, July 18, 1935
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 18, 2010


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