Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Michael Welch Baillio

Rapides Parish Constable's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, July 19, 1897

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Reflections for Constable Michael Welch Baillio

Constable Baillio,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rapides Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 19, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always

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

July 19, 2020

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Rapids Parish. You are not forgotten. Blue lights shine in your honor.

Cpl Eric Mayes
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

July 19, 2016

From the Rapides Parish "True Democrat:"

The death warrant authorizing Sheriff Stafford to execute Joseph T. Timberlake on April 15, was read Saturday morning to the condemned man while sitting on his cot in the iron cell of the jail, at Alexandria, by deputy Sheriff Willie French, witnessed by four officers. The prisoner was more calm than any of the spectators, The prisoner killed Constable Welsh Baillio in July, 1897, and was convicted and sentenced to be hung by the district court in November, bat he took an appeal to the supreme court, which sustained the district court and the warrant for execution was received Friday evening. The gallows will be constructed at the rear entrance of the jail and on a level with the second story and be concealed from view on three sides, and only fifteen persons, according to law, can Witness the execution. Apr 2, 1898 True Democrat

Wesley Harris (chief, ret.)
various agencies

July 10, 2015

Thank you for honoring my children's great great grandfather.

Margaret Baillio
wife of great granson of M W Baillio

November 20, 2014

Constable Baillio,
Sir, it has taken over 115 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alexandria City.


United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 8, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 8, 2013

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