Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael Ray Bailey, Sr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael Ray Bailey, Sr.

To the family and friends of Officer Michael Bailey and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was tragically killed.

To Officer Bailey's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 18, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

God bless your family and police family. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God Speed. You will not be forgotten! Thank you for your service and dedication to the city of Chicago.

wife/Indianapolis Metro Police Officer

July 24, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Michael R. Bailey!


July 24, 2010

Rest in peace, Officer Bailey. Thank you for your many years of service to your community. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed, sir.

Kathy B

July 23, 2010

God bless the family, friends and Chicago Police Department. This is a heinous crime that is so senseless. Why? Because an absolutely cowardly, selfish individual or individuals wanted something that they did not want to work for and took a wonderful life in a senseless act. Bless those who are brave and put a shield on every day.

Mom of CO Springs Officer
Colorado Springs Police Department

July 23, 2010

You put up the good fight. Your dedication and bravery will not be forgotten. My heart goes out to your family and friends. Rest in Peace.

Andrew / Detective
Baltimore City Police

July 23, 2010

Rest in Peace brother and my prayers are with your family.

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 23, 2010

Rest In Peace, Police Officer Bailey.

Lt T Carr

July 22, 2010

Officer Bailey, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers from now on. Rest in God’s peace my friend.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

July 22, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Police Officer Michael R. Bailey,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Police Officer Michael R. Bailey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Police Officer Michael R. Bailey is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


July 22, 2010

On the 18th of July I was driving through the windy city on my way up to Minnesota completely unaware that Chicago had just lost a hero. It wasn't until today that I learned of Officer Bailey's untimely death. May you rest in peace and may God bless you and the members of the Chicago Police dept.

Police Officer Nelson Marti
New York State Park Police/Taconic Region

July 22, 2010

Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten. May God Bless your family, friends, co-workers and department.

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons of God"


Honolulu, HI

July 22, 2010

Our condolences go out to you for the loss of Officer Bailey. Our hearts are with your department and families as you honor and grieve our nation's most recent hero. With many thoughts and prayers.


July 22, 2010

Thank you for your service Officer Bailey. God bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

Police Officer

July 21, 2010

My prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of Michael Bailey. May our heavenly father lead, guide, protect, and strengthen each of you. R.I.P brother for we have lost another hero to a senseless act by a group of cowards.

SGT. Howard Giddings
Virginia Port Authority PD

July 21, 2010

Dear Precious Mike,
From you I learned that "Problems are opportunities that are brilliantly disguised as impossible situations". Your wisdom, committment to serve, and making a difference in this world everyday and everywhere you went inspired me to transform from a place of brokeness to becoming the author for the story of the rest of my life. Your insights and truth provided clarity and enabled me to evolve to become a woman of greatness. The heartache I feel is indescribable. Me and my children pray for God to surround your loved ones with his strong able arms, to comfort them and that the immense memories they have of you will also provide comfort and a desire to continue to spread the seeds of your legacy that embraced honor, love, and integrity. Rest in peace, my dear friend. I love you. God Bless you...

Denise Gladden-Peters

July 21, 2010

For Police Officer Michael R. Bailey:

The risks of the law officer do not remain only asssociated with the regular tour-of-duty. Indeed, as has happened so often, we are the target of criminals who occupy the streets. We are sworn to duty whether during our shift or the times in between.

We regret that our brother Michael had to be the subject of thugs who would gang-up on him just for the sake of committing a robbery, and that he would die in the street as a victim of crime. We rely upon our brother and sister officers everywhere to continue with a relentless and sustained search to bring those responsible for Michael's murder to justice. However many of us it takes. No matter how long it takes. And whatever we must do to see that these culprits are prosecuted in a court of law.

We pray for Michael's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another as the needs arise.

I am proud to render Officer Michael Bailey a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

July 21, 2010

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the CPD during the very difficult and tragic time

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

July 21, 2010

4 officers from the same agency in 6 months is devastating. My condolences and sympathy to all the families of the fallen police officers of Chicago Police Dept. God Bless them and their families.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

July 21, 2010

Thank you Officer Bailey for your years of dedicated service. God Bless you and your family.

ASO L. Falcon #281
Texas A&M University - Easterwood Airport Security

July 21, 2010

RIP Brother,May god rest your soul.

Police Officer James Gallagher
N.Y.P.D. 18th pct

July 21, 2010

Thank you Officer Bailey for 20 years of dedicated service.

Adrian Murphy

July 21, 2010

God's peace, and speed Officer Bailey. Thank you for your two decades of brave, dedicated service. You, a hero, will never be forgotten. RIP brother.

P/O #7903
Chicago PD

July 21, 2010

Deepest sympathies to officer baileys family. Me he now rest with God knowing his service here on earth is done and he now receives his reward. God bless you all!

Ofcr John Somerville #396
Chandler Police Department, Arizona

July 20, 2010

The city has lost yet another hero in such a short amount of time. God bless you for what you've done Officer Bailey. My condolances to your friends and family. You were truly one of the best.

SSgt Kyle Owens
U.S. Air Force

July 20, 2010

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