05Sep2010

Police Officer Michael R. Bailey

Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed while attempting to take
action in an attempted armed robbery in front of his South Side home at
approximately 6:20 am.
Officer Bailey had just returned home from his shift on a mayoral protection
detail, and was still in uniform, when as many as three male subjects
approached and attempted to rob him of his vehicle.

He identified himself
and exchanged shots with the suspects, who all fled the scene and remain at
large.
Officer Bailey was a month from retiring after having served with the Chicago
Police Department for 20 years and was assigned to the Central District. He
had previously served as a fireman with the Glenview Fire Department and
was a US Air Force veteran. Officer Bailey is survived by his wife, son, two
daughters, brother, sister and 14 grandchildren.

Officer Michael Bailey was shot and killed while attempting to takeaction in an attempted armed robbery in front of his South Side home atapproximately 6:20 am.
Officer Bailey had just returned home from his shift on a mayoral protectiondetail, and was still in uniform, when as many as three male subjectsapproached and attempted to rob him of his vehicle.

He identified himselfand exchanged shots with the suspects, who all fled the scene and remain atlarge.
Officer Bailey was a month from retiring after having served with the ChicagoPolice Department for 20 years and was assigned to the Central District. Hehad previously served as a fireman with the Glenview Fire Department andwas a US Air Force veteran. Officer Bailey is survived by his wife, son, twodaughters, brother, sister and 14 grandchildren.

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