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Officer John Bailey | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


John Bailey

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, February 25, 2006
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Reflections for Officer John Bailey


I was very sorry to hear about Greg death. I was stationed with him in Fulda, Germany and he was a good soldier and goodf man. I will pray for his family.

SFC (RET) Andrew Musto
June 26, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Bailey, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading all the reflections left for Gregory, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Gregory's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Gregory's life was about so much more than the way he died. Gregory will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Bailey, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/01/03)
June 6, 2006

You will always be in our thoughts and prayers brother. Thankyou for everything you have done for this country. Rest in peace brother.

Wyoming Highway Patrol
May 26, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Bailey:
We grieve with you.
May you "be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24
Debbie Brewer
mother-in-law of SC Trooper Jonathan Parker, eow 5/16/2005

Debbie Brewer
May 19, 2006

A Part Of America Died,
Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.
The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call,of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.

May 9, 2006

And the sun comes up without you; it just doesn't know you're gone...you are loved and missed by family, friends, community and country. Thank you for your dedication...Shalom Aleichem...

Alabama C.O.P.S.
April 7, 2006

The members and staff at the Chauffeur Internet Radio are extending our deepest sympathys and condolences to the family, friends and sisters and brothers in uniform who put their lives on the line 24/7. God Bless You All.

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.
Author Unknown
Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Chauffeur Internet Radio
Canon City, CO

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Chauffeur Internet Radio
March 31, 2006

We will take it from here Officer Bailey. Rest in Peace!


Officer R. Montanez
March 29, 2006

My heart goes out to Officer Bailey’s family, especially his wife, children, parents and sister. It is appalling to know that someone who was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country and served daily to make our streets safer was taken in such a tragic manner. As the wife of a CHP Officer currently deployed overseas, I know that Officer Bailey’s wife and children missed him everyday and waited anxiously for his return. I am so sorry for your loss and just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and that your husband/father/son/brother will not be forgotten.

Sandy Ward
Wife of CHP Officer Bill Ward, #14863
March 21, 2006

To the family,
My prayers are with you. I know your pain. I cried when I heard the news of John's death on the day that I returned to Long Beach from my brother's funeral. Mrs. Bailey was right when she said that John was not a victim. John, my brother Earl, and all of the Officers who have died in the line of duty to their state and this wonderful nation are Heroes. They died serving the people and doing a job that they loved. They are the ultimate heroes. Please celebrate these men and women's lives and thank God that these people dedicated their lives to keeping us safe.

Lena Scott
[email protected]
Proud sister of CHP Officer Earl Scott
EOW 2/17/06

Lena Scott
Sister of CHP Officer Earl Scott EOW 2/17/06
March 19, 2006

Officer Bailey,
Your death is a tragedy, but you died in service to your community; a hero. Our condolences to your family and the brave men and women of the CHP. Rest in peace, brother.

Detective Corporal Morgan
Park County Sheriff's Office--Colorado
March 13, 2006

Classmate, words can't express my sorrow about what happened, so I won't try. I always admired your maturity both as a company commander and an officer. I will miss you, J.D.

Officer J. Owen, # 14629
California Highway Patrol
March 13, 2006

Rest easy we got it from here our brother.

RM Taylor Federal Officer
March 11, 2006

It is with great sadness that I am typing this to you. I remember when you came to work with me at Lockheed in Barstow on army helicopters. I was a contractor and you were just getting out of the active army. I enjoyed working with you and recall ahving mant laughs with you as we fixed things. I remember your initial comments about joining the CHP and eventually becoming a motorcycle officer. So on the day I learned of your death I also learned that you had fullfilled your wish of becoming a motorcycle officer. I will pray for your family's future and your fellow officer's safety. I have lost another brother in the aviation community. I will always remember you my friend.
Scott Mehlhaff

Scott Mehlhaff
Lear Siegler Director of Maintenance Redstone Arsenal, Al
March 10, 2006

When you left for Iraq, John, we took a deep breath and held it. Your emails were so welcome; they gave us comfort to know you were okay. When you came home, we let that breath out, thinking we knew the danger you faced each day was nothing compared to the terrors you had already lived through overseas. Whatever air was left was kicked out of us when we heard the news of your death.

You will be sorely missed, and your family will remain in our prayers forever. We thank you for being such an exemplary example of service. We thank you for protecting us as a soldier of the US and of the CHP. Go in peace, rest, watch over us all.

Officer Todd Thibodeau and Wife
March 9, 2006

My husbands name is Gregory John and his birthday is on Feb 26th and he is a Sgt for LAPD. My biggest fear became real for your wife and family Greg. I am saying a prayer for their healing. Thank you for being there to protect us both at home and afar. We are all proud of your work. Peace to you and your family.

March 9, 2006

You are in my prayers.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
March 9, 2006

How heartbreaking-No words I say here will ease your heartache, but please know there are so many people that lift all of you up in prayer. May you find some comfort knowing that others care deeply and may God give you strength to get through this. You will never forget your loved one and I believe he watches over you - especially his wife and those children.
Rest in Peace officer Bailey thank you for your service in your efforts to help keep others safe.

Mother of officer John"Kevin" Lamm
EOW 1-1-98
March 9, 2006


March 9, 2006

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you for serving and protecting our country, Sir. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04
March 8, 2006

I am so sorry for your loss. I only wish that I could take some of your family's pain away.

D. Haney
Glynn Co. P.D.
Brunswick, GA.

Police Officer 1 David E. Haney
Glynn County Police Dept.
March 8, 2006

John was an easy going guy whose smile always brighten my day. I could always count on john to turn me on to old country western c/d's I've never heard.
Your smile and your big heart will always be missed.

Well, your shift is complete now John, go rest in peace my friend.

Officer Gigi Volkoff
California Highway Patrol - Rancho Cucamonga
March 6, 2006

Rest In Peace - Brother, God Speed!

J.T. Atchely
Texas DPS - Texas Highway Patrol
March 6, 2006

While it is no consolation for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Bailey

While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge, KS Police Department
March 5, 2006

Our hearts break once again to read of yet another officer giving the supreme sacrifice in order to protect us. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Officer Bailey's wife, children, parents, siblings,CHP family and friends. We truly understand what you are going through and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you, Officer Bailey for your service to your community and to our country. You are a true hero in our eyes. There are only a chosen few who are deserving of the blue and gold and you were one of them. We know that our son was waiting in Heaven to meet you....get ready to ride the streets of gold with him as you continue to watch over us.

Mark and Cindy Distel
Parents of CHP Officer Shannon Distel EOW 08/27/03
March 5, 2006


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