Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Trooper James R. Bailey

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, March 3, 2023

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Reflections for Master Trooper James R. Bailey

God Bless you Brave Warrior.

Sergeant Kevin Waters
Indiana State Police

April 24, 2024

I’m sorry your name is being used to scam old people. That’s just disgusting, added to the tragedy of your death. Much healing for your family ♥️

Child of a scam victim

April 24, 2024

Master Trooper Bailey,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Indiana. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 3, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 19, 2023

I fell upon Master Trooper Bailey by completing a research project through my Criminal Justice class. This was a tragic incident that no officer or family should go through. I thank Master Trooper Bailey for his service and ultimate sacrifice and my thoughts are out to the wife and children he left behind.

Logan Matzen Criminal Justice Student
Grundy Area Vocational Center

October 24, 2023

At least three officers have been killed this year deploying spike strips. Master Trooper Bailey, Police Officer Anthony Francone Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department on August 25, and
Trooper Aaron N. Smith Indiana State Police on June 28.

Mark Tinto

September 21, 2023

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant Master Trooper BAILEY.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Officer Alan J Laatz (Retired)
Oak Brook IL Police Department

May 21, 2023

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 19, 2023

Ma’am I have no rank but a student at a college. We are directed to see the website and give our input of the web. As i was looking at the astonishing heartbreaking list of our officers, I came to this photo of a friendly man in uniform. It put me to tears. I am so sorry for the lost of your husband. I am so sorry for the lost of the children’s father. Many condolences

Lisa Elledge
My San Antonio College student of law

April 3, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Master Trooper James Bailey. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Trooper Bailey will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

March 21, 2023

Thank you for your service, Master Trooper James Bailey. I am so sorry to learn of this tragic event.
My prayers of love and comfort to your family, the Department, friends and community.

May God keep you in rest until that great day.

Blessings and love,

Kim Durham
Christina Giannone - Police Officer City of Davis

March 20, 2023


SSG. C. Clemons

March 16, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 15, 2023

So tragic , Salute rendered to this true warrior. prayers for his family as well going up for sure!
God rest his soul... May Perpetual Light Shine upon him, now and forever!!

Deputy Julian Sage
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2023

Rest in Peace Trooper

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

March 13, 2023

Thank you for making our country a better place! You will not be forgotten!

Det. Bryan Bonitati
Maryland Department of Public Safety

March 13, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice HERO !!!!!!!

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 13, 2023

Rest in Peace and thank you for your service.
Prayers and condolences for the family, friends, and agency.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

March 13, 2023

My deepest sympathy and are lifting his family up in prayers. He will never be forgotten

Training officer / Chief of Police (Ret)
Marianna AR PD / Chickasha OK PD

March 12, 2023

I was very fortunate to work with Master Trooper Bailey. I will always remember the dedicated public servant he was. He will be greatly missed at our Post.

Corporal Ross Johnson
Indiana State Police

March 12, 2023

Rest in Peace Trooper Bailey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

March 11, 2023

Rest in peace

Sean milligan security officer
Securitas security services usa inc

March 11, 2023

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 9, 2023

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 9, 2023

Master Trooper James R. Bailey, I am very sorry to hear of your untimely passing in the line of duty to your state of Indiana. May God Bless and keep you now. I thank you for your many years of brave service to all of us. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

March 9, 2023

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