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State Constable Robert Lee Bailey

South Carolina State Constable, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 14, 2007

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Reflections for State Constable Robert Lee Bailey




May 23, 2007

Rest in peace brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your friends and family through this toughest of times. You will not be forgotten.

Patrolman M.D. Whitlock
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte N.C.

May 23, 2007

a true hero we have lost, please know he will be missed by those of us who didn't even know him beyond his service to this country and his community

james glennon
lombard pd

May 23, 2007

May God grant you the strength to cope with the loss of Officer Robert Bailey.My family will keep all of you in our prayers.

L/Cpl J.E.Kimbrell
South Carolina Highway Patrol

May 23, 2007

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Constable Bailey's family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

May 23, 2007

Words cannot express my sadness and anger.

Your years of service and dedication are not unnoticed.

God rest and keep you, sir. May He be with your family, friends, and all the South Carolina State Constables.

On behalf of the New York State University Police at Brockport

Ptl. M.A. Ryan
New York State University Police Brockport

May 23, 2007

I was called in the early morning hours the night that Constable Bailey was abducted, and was at Police Week in Washington, D.C. While attending the different events at Police Week, I could not help but think about Constable Bailey and the massive search that was underway to bring him home. I previously had the opportunity to meet Constable Bailey, and thought to myself that he has certainly given of himself, as he has retired, and still does the job, only now for free

While at Police Week, I had the opportunity to meet officers from all over the country, as well as around the world. As soon as they found out that I was from South Carolina, they wanted an update about the search for Constable Bailey. The outpouring of support and kind words was amazing.

God Speed brother Bailey! Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Sgt. Matthew Woodall
Hanahan Police Department, SC

May 23, 2007

Sir you are a true warrior. Your dedication to your profession is admirable. Every Police Officer throughout this country is somehow impacted by this tragic incident. God Bless you and your family.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

May 23, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of State Constable Robert Lee Bailey as well as to the South Carolina State Constable's office.

Patrolman Robert Wigton # 9516
San Antonio Park Police

Patrolman Robert Wigton # 9516
San Antonio Park Police

May 23, 2007

State Constable Robert Lee Bailey

Sgt. Commander McCann
City if Atlanta FIT Narc/Vice Zone unit

May 23, 2007

I want to thank you for your service and dedication. Your devotion to duty is a benchmark that most would not be able to make. You are a true HERO in every sense of the word. God Speed Brother.. I look forward to the time we can meet and talk in Heaven.

I will pray daily for your family. I pray that God will hold them close and help them through the tough times ahead. I pray that He will give them all they deserve.

Look over us as you did the fine citizens of South Carolina for so many years.....

May 23, 2007

What a true example of dedication to the job we love. I know there is a special place in hell for those who are responsible for your death...
Our prayers are with your loved ones...

AZ Highway Patrol

May 23, 2007

Thank you Constable Bailey, for your lifetime of service. Here is someone who really loved the Law Enforcement profession and loved helping others. He didn't deserve this ending. May God Bless his loved ones left behind.

South Carolina

May 23, 2007

How awful that a man who serves his country for 43 years is gunned down for no reason. My heart goes out to the entire family. He is in God's hands now. May he rest in peace.

Gabi Johnsen

May 23, 2007

I have family in South Carolina. It does my heart good to know there are brave people ready to do battle for them, like you. It is certainly a tragedy, because these people took the life of a person who was just as surely working to protect them as well as everyone else in the community. Whatever punishment they receive here on Earth may never be enough to some. God will judge the rest, and it is to Him that I leave your soul as well, as most assuredly the peacemakers are His children.

To the family of Constable Bailey--please accept my gratitude and condolences. You have served alongside your loved one. I hope that in some small way, it helps knowing that those of us who walk a similar path are with you in spirit. I pray for God's peace for you. I do not begrudge you your anger and sadness. And I will make room for you and the Constable in my heart.

Peace be with you all.

KY LEO wife

May 23, 2007

The gates of heaven opened wide
To admit a soul that had always tried
To care for the citizens of his great state
To serve and protect, he couldn't wait
To keep the streets a safer place
For all of us, to never face
The terror of what he saw in the eyes
Of the face of evil, as he listened to their lies
What they did next is unspeakable to be sure
But he'll have the last laugh
As he'll rid us of 5 monsters
When the state gets through
So he walks in Peace on streets of gold
Leaving us safer before he'd go.
Bless you Officer
For caring enough, to put us all first
And giving your life, we mourn your loss
And wish you a good rest
After so many years, so many fears
You now can relax
Just know you stay in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Kossen, Michigan

Lynn Kossen
Citizen in Michigan

May 23, 2007

I saulte you for such a long and dedicated career in law enforcement. You are a true hero. Keep watch over your loved ones, especially those grand kids. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 23, 2007

Constable Bailey -- it is officers like you that brought me to this profession! 43 years of dedication -- what a statement to the person you are and the life you lead! It is an honor to know that each officer today served with you and counted you as a brother in your tour of duty. Thank you!
To Constable Baileys family -- It is sickening to hear this story and to know that you must endure the pain of not only your loss but the way in which he was taken from you. I pray God's peace for you and that He holds you in his hands with love as you learn to live with this tradgedy.

This is an act true hatred by dispicable people. We will hold you in prayer!

Ofc K. Miller

May 23, 2007

Thank you for yours years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 23, 2007

Constable Baily,

I began following your tradgic situation last Monday from my hotel room in Washington Dc, where I was attending the National Law Enforcement Memorial. I was hoping and praying for the best, but just learned of the worst. You are a true hero. 43 years of police work, most of us give some, you gave all! May you rest in peace, god bless..

Captain Sean Hemingway
City of Pembroke Pines (FL)

May 23, 2007

God Speed Brother!

Tina /Reserve Deputy
ACSO Anderson SC

May 23, 2007

You have done good things my brother, rest well for your tour is done it is our turn to stand watch now. God Bless you and your family.

Patrol Officer M. Adcock
League City Police Dept.

May 23, 2007

State Constable Bailey, during your tour of duty you have served the state of South Carolina with dignity and honor for over 40 years, we will carry on from here. To the family of State Constable Bailey you all are in our thoughts and prayers. You all are now part of a much larger family that will be by your side always. To the entire Law Enforcement community in South Carolina hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. To the State Attorney that will take these five animals to trial, DO NOT let them plea out to LIFE, try them then fry them. GOD SPEED..Brother.

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC/Homicide Branch

May 23, 2007

You see all the time how officers pass on but this is the act of a bunch of losers, but that is who we usually deal with. This bunch was a whole new breed of losers though, no thought for life or what it means to anyone. Constable Bailey you served for 43 years, you did an outstanding job and will never be forgotten. RIP and keep heaven safe.


May 23, 2007

I am so very sad that this happened to you, I can only imagine the feeling of fear and how alone you must of felt. You are now at rest and your brothers can carry on the fight.
To Constable Bailey's co-workers, you are all in my prayers and you should be proud of the work you did in finding your fellow brother and putting him to rest as well as getting the animals that did this to him.

To the family of Constable Bailey, you are all in my prayers as well. I know this is a difficult time, but know that your loved one is safe now and be proud of the man he was. He gave so many years to keeping his town safe and his family safe, he is a true Hero.


A Civilian

May 23, 2007

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