Special Agent John Lawrence Bailey

Special Agent John Lawrence Bailey

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1990

John Lawrence Bailey

Special Agent Bailey was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Agent Bailey was in a bank when it was robbed. He identified himself as an agent and ordered the man to stop. As the man turned Agent Bailey fired a round, but missed the suspect. However, he was able to take the suspect into custody and place him on a chair. As Special Agent Bailey's attention was diverted the suspect lunged at him and knocked his gun out of his hand. The suspect recovered his own weapon and shot Agent Bailey three times.
Agent Bailey had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Nevada
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Only recently I found out who you are. I wish we could have met. I think of you often. You died
selflessly serving and protecting others -- may God always hold you.

Captain James D. Carlson
U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

March 14, 2018

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