Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John Bailey

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 25, 2006

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Reflections for Officer John Bailey

I served with Bailey in USANG in Los Alamitos, CA 92-97.
He always had a smile/smirk and an upbeat strut when he walk into the hangar and troop formation. It was a swift kick to the knads when I heard of his death.

RIP Officer Bailey.

LECLEVIA

SPC ECLEVIA
USMS

June 30, 2016

ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET YOUR BROTHER, I HAVE GONE TO MANY MEMORIAL DINNERS AT THE RANCHO CUCAMONGA OFFICE, WHERE I STARTED MY CHP CAREER IN 2009. I CAN NOT IMAGINE WHAT YOUR LOSS FEELS LIKE. I HOPE EACH DAY THAT GOES BY GETS A LITTLE EASIER TO MOVE FORWARD.

RENE ZAMORA
BALDWIN PARK CHP

April 22, 2016

Today has been especially difficult for me. While at work I came across a file with your last birthdate on it, June 17, 2005; I immediately cried. I think of you every day. Most days I think of your smile, antics and our stupid fights and the fact that we loved each other no matter what.

You are my big brother and I miss you terribly. You did so much for your country, fellow citizens and family; it just isn't fair. I wish you could have met my husband and children. My son, reminds me so much of you and he has your name as part of his.

To those leaving a reflection and thinking of John's family, thank you so much. Your kind words and remembrance mean a lot.

I love you Greg (which was his first name and what I always called him).

Your little sister,
Aimee

Aimee Bailey Carr
sister

April 7, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

To the family of Mr. Bailey. I feel so deeply for you and am saddened beyond words for your loss. I drive this freeway every day and have always wondered why it was called "John Bailey Memorial Freeway". Now i know that it's to honor a great man who was taken from you all far, far too soon. I just want to say to you sincerely, thank you for your sacrifice and i appreciate his service to our country.

Specialist Williams
U.S Army

July 8, 2015

Officer Bailey,
On today, the 9th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2015

Thinking about you today John...You will never be forgotten brother.

Officer Jeff R.
Riverside PD

February 25, 2015

John, miss you my friend. Having coffee off Ramona and the 60 and having lunch at Rocky's pizza. I miss hearing your stories and all the laughs we had while working the beat.

Officer Bob M.
Rancho CHP

June 12, 2014

Dear John
I only knew you for a short period of time but you left a great impression on my life.
Because of you I cherish and enjoy everyday.
I see your memorial on highway 15 and say hello.
You are dearly missed my friend

Michael Aguilar
Friend

May 26, 2014

John- It's approaching 8 years now, and I know I speak for all of your friends in saying that we miss you more than ever. I could never speak for Teresa and the kids; I can't even bear to think how this last near-decade has been for them. But I know that we'll all see you again, and please rest easy in knowing that your memory lives on stronger than ever here in southern California. I'll swing by your spot on the I-15 on the 25th; See you there. Love ya, buddy.

Inspector N.C. Hatfield
DHS

February 22, 2014

So im thinking about you as i go to sleep tonight and how much i miss you,you were always my hero and you still are daddy i really miss you i see all these kids talking about how they hate there parents and im thankful that i still have one who cares about me all the kids miss you and i know mom does too we think about you every day and you are still in our hearts. <3

Hannah
Daughter

September 29, 2013

Mising your friendship and hoping every blessing protects your family.

Scott Mehlhaff
Friend

April 9, 2013

john you where the best uncle there was, sorry i couldnt leave iraq to see u. u helped me make me the man i am today and im so proud you where my uncle.

cpl walker
usmc, nephew of john

March 24, 2013

Thank you for your service to our community, city, highways, state, and country. Thanks to the naming of the highway. Your death was not in vain.

California driver,
highway driver

August 16, 2012

Always on my mind...Forever in my heart...

Loving Wife, Teresa

February 25, 2012

Thinking of you and your fsmily today on this sixth anniversary. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2012

Thanks for your appreciated services, John.

David

February 25, 2012

Dearest Greg, Theresa, kids and family and my beloved CHP: As the anniversary of Greg's EOW approaches, my thoughts return to that awful day and how unfair it was that you were so close to home and some drunk SOB took your life!!

I hope your fellow officers make catching deuces a priority so these needless deaths and injuries can be prevented.

Greg, thank you for your service to our state and country!! You are truly a hero. Will be at Rancho to remember you.

Love, your new "Aunt"
Aunt LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

February 9, 2012

P S: You will always be Greg, I know I hear you now, it sounds like Craig, I called you that just to get at you. You knew it and you just laughed.

D Hindman
Fr

August 4, 2011

Just thinking about you and your family today. You are so missed. You always did the right thing. You were such a GREAT person and when I see this page, I just cry. Think you for being you and doing the right thing all the time. Remember the saying " We always have Gemany", I have the tatoo to remember and you backed out. HAHA

D Hindman
Friend

August 4, 2011

John:
We have been thinking about you a whole lot today... missing you terribly and wishing you were still here with us. Memorial Day is a day to honor our Soldiers and today we raise a glass in memory of John Bailey.

Teresa and the kiddos... we miss you too and think about you often. It would be so nice to see you again. I am glad that you are happy in your new home.

Happy Memorial Day John. Thank you for your service and friendship. You are loved and missed.

Jim, Jenn, Jonathan, Jordan and Jensen Vilsboll

Jim and Jennifer Vilsboll
Friend

May 30, 2011

John,

I can't believe it's been five years. Miss you, Buddy!

T.

CHP
Sergeant

February 28, 2011

John:

I met you as a crew chief on my EH-60 (your EH-60?) in the 11th ACR, Germany. We became best of friends, against Army policy, visited Spain together, hit all the clubs in Fulda and Frankfurt, went to see the Stones and pushed our way to the front... Met Teresa at your wedding. Visited you in CA once. Last saw you at Ft Indiantown Gap, PA, where you showed me whole photo albums of your family, then drug me to the country bars (kicking and screaming). Your name has made you hard to track down since I redeployed...yet today, I determined to do so, hoping to pay you a visit...I'm STUNNED to find this news. (Almost four years late.) I know how proud you were to be CHiP. I admire you for a life well-lived. A shadow has crossed my heart today.
I miss you, my friend.

Jim Kreeger
Friend

January 23, 2011

Officer Bailey, we did not know one another personally but I remember working with you a few times when I was with the patrol out of Barstow. Your sacrafice is not forgotten. It is apparent you were a good father and husband by reading your families reflections. God Bless.

Special Agent Greg Cameron
California Department of Justice

July 1, 2010

John,

It was my honor to know you and to have served with you in Iraq. Since our return to the states, I have joined the thin blue line. I talk about you with every CHP officer I talk to and am proud to say I knew you. I think about you every time I have to place the black mourning band on my badge, which is too often.

God bless you and your family,
Rat

Officer Jeff Ratkovich
Riverside PD

June 19, 2010

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