Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Reflections for Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey

We will never forget your sacrifice and service.

Trooper T.A Ellis
West Virginia State Police

July 19, 2022

I love you dad!!

Lauryn Bailey

November 10, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 28, 2020

Will always miss you Marshall. I will always remember those great times on Poca river.

Brian McClanahan

December 25, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Bailey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 3, 2019

I did not expect, after 20 years of military service that a friend from my childhood who wanted nothing more than to promote the common-sense rule-of-law, and remained in WV, dedicating his life to that end, would be killed in the line-of-duty.

When I returned to my home state, two years after his death, I moved into his area of responsibility. I was surprised at how much of an impact his approach had made in the local community. I met several people who were off of drugs, out of trouble, gainfully employed, etc., because this man invested the time into showing them how to be better. He believed in them, perhaps he was the first to do so, and they excelled. He will always be remembered fondly in Clay Co., WV and surrounding areas. Even those who ran afoul of the law regularly - they respected him.

I have a great deal of respect for Marshall. We weren't close after school - he went his way and I went mine. The state is worse for his passing, and I think that all of his old friends are too.


January 7, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Years later and I still have problems with that night. I still clinch my steering wheel when I cross the overpass that now bears your name. You were a dear friend, you never knew how much I enjoyed and needed our smoke breaks. Rest well.

Police Dispatch Supervisor Hudson
West Virginia State Police

August 28, 2018

May your family find peace after 20 years of heart ache and sorrow. My brother (Michael Corey McInnis of San Antonio ,TX PD)was killed on the exact same day and I still cannot get over the fact he is gone. Pain never goes away.

God bless....

LCDR McInnis

August 27, 2015

I Just Miss my Best Friend, My personal Hero!! I treasure each memory we had, the laughs, disagreements/debates.....U saved me when I didn't even know I needed saving, u brought me to life & taught me to take risks once & while, to truly live life & enjoy being young while I could but most importantly u taught me to stand up for myself even when it meant facing my biggest fears, but I did & I won, & to never ever let anyone control me, "own" me or take away my voice, my happiness & courage. U renewed my faith in the world & reminded me that there were still Brave, Selfless, Humble & Honorable Men in the world !! Not a day goes by that u don't cross my mind or I I dont speak ur name.... Ull always be in my heart, on my mind...Because then & now "You're Forever My Hero, & Forever in My Heart!! Miss u with every beat of my heart... Thank you for being the most Amazingly Honest, Kind , Loyal & Courageous Man I've ever known... The Greatest Man Ive ever known!! And For Just Being You...

Friend MJ Sams
The County He Protected & Loved

April 20, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2013

Cpl. Bailey,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of West Virginia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. Again, thank you for your service. We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

It is really sad to hear very sad news like this one in particular. I have a lot respect for State Troopers, especially for those working in West Virginia. I know how hard is for them to do their jobs over there. People have little respect for Law Enforcement Officers there, and Troopers have to deal with all kinds of people on a daily basis. God Bless them all.

Officer Andrews
GW Police Department

October 24, 2012

Two very brave and courageous men have given their lives for their community. They are true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for the sacrifice Trooper BAILEY and his partner made. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister Troopers of Corporal BAILEY and Tpr. WORKMAN. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your families. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

October 24, 2012

I miss seeing you in Kmart and talking to you. I know that you are in a better place know.

cousin of PTLM Jerry Jomes
Paula shepherd


October 8, 2012

I would just like to offer my deepest sympathies to the Family,Relatives and friends of Trooper Bailey and Trooper Workman. Both Troopers will be in our thoughts and prayers and we pray nothing so senseless as this ever happens again and people in America realize why it is so important for our police officers to take all measures necessary to bring these criminals under full control so as to protect themselves and the lives of others. We grieve for your loss. May they R I P Amen
A concerned citizen

D/C Retired Bernard C Snyder
Newark Fire Dept

September 22, 2012

Dear Family and Loved Ones --
Although words cannot begin to ease the sorrow of you loss, please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many in the law enforcement community as well as citizens throughout the nation.

Don Orfield,Sgt.(Retired) & wife Imogene
Virginia State Police

September 17, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Marshall was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Corporal Bailey gave to his community and the citizens of West Virginia , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 28, 2012.

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

September 15, 2012

My thoughs and prayers are with this family.

Sgt. Randolph Lambert Ret:

September 13, 2012

God bless these brave men and comfort their families as they attempt to continue their lives without these loved ones.

Patrolman Tim Ashley
Lawrenceville (GA) Police Department

September 12, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Bailey and Workman families.

Investigator Dan Risewick
New York State Police

September 12, 2012

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