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Name: Bailey, Michael R.
Star: 13970
Memorial Panel #: 10
Rank: Police Officer
District / Unit: 001 District
End of Watch: 18 July 2010
Incident Details: Police Officer Michael Bailey, 62, was a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 001 District. On July 18, 2010, Officer Bailey was outside of his home shining his new Buick Regal, in the Park Manor. The officer was set to retire in a few weeks and purchased the vehicle as a gift to celebrate his upcoming retirement. At approximately 6:00 a.m., Officer Bailey returned to his home after working an overnight shift as part of the mayoral protection detail. As the officer cleaned his car in his driveway, Antwon Carter, a parolee, approached and shot him in an attempted car theft. Antwon Carter was charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, felony murder, and attempted armed robbery. At the time of his arrest, Carter was in prison serving a sentence on unrelated charges. Officer Bailey’s funeral mass was held at St. Sabina Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; son, Michael; daughter, Daniel; and grandchildren.

24 Comments

  • RIP

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family. I live on Prairie Ave in South Loop and would pass by the officers who work outside the mayor’s home. I have seen Officer Bailey many times and have felt safe as I walked along Indiana. I know all of us who pass you by on a regular basis feel comfort of your presence. I will miss Officer Bailey and hope the people who caused this tragedy are caught and brought to justice.

  • Our deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to Michael Bailey’s Family from the Vernita Lewis Family.

  • Dear Bailey Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    May God comfort you in the time of sorrow.Your family will be in our daily prayers.

    The Ramirez Family

  • Bailey Family and the entire family of the chicago police department,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who mourn the passing
    of officer Bailey. May the happy memorys bring you comfort in this very
    difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that he will be with all of you in
    the rising of the sun in its setting every night he’ll be there. The laughter
    and yes to the tears he’ll be there May God Bless all of you.
    8th District court advocates

  • My heart goes out to the family. May GOD bless each of you.

  • Very sad and disappointed to see a seasoned policeman at the finish line have it end like this. You will be missed. Rest in Peace. I will keep the Bailey family in my prayers and thoughts.

  • We never worked side by side, still your loss is damaging. You were a brother to many of us, standing along us in the battle for good. We, the thin blue line, must now thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. May you watch over each of us, new rookie and veteran Officer. We have the watch now, brother.

  • I drove pass your house to day… I didn’t know you personally, but I have seen you in passing… I passed your house today… sadden by the tragic
    price you have paid. I drove pass your house today… I know you did what you could to make a difference. a Squad was detailed outside your door. proof enough that you were and always will be one of us.

  • my most deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and entire cpd.trully the streest will miss his prescense of preace making.your 20 years of valiant service will never go unforgotten and i thank you for those years you made our sity a much safer place.

  • Our sincere sympathies and prayers.

  • Officer Bailey seemed to be a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies go out to him and his family.

  • May you rise to watch over us all, and may your family find strength in eachother. I grieve.

  • There are no more words to express our deep sympathy. Good night peace officer. Truly, The Godinez family

  • To The Family Of Officer Michael Bailey, and the Chicago Police Department Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you always. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

    Debbie Daly
    CCSD

    Submitted by t estepa on Mon, 2010-07-19 15:29.

    this is so sad my prayers go out to this fallen officers family

    Submitted by William Cousins on Mon, 2010-07-19 12:31.

    Words can not express the pain a sorrow I feel in my heart at yet another senseless act of violence that took another life and yet another police officer. My sincere heart felt prayers goes out for the Bailey Family that God would give them peace during this time of bereavement. Lean on god and jesus put all your cares in his hands, and you cant go wrong no matter what circumstances may bring.

  • Words can not express the pain a sorrow I feel in my heart at yet another senseless act of violence that took another life and yet another police officer. My sincere heart felt prayers goes out for the Bailey Family that God would give them peace during this time of bereavement. Lean on god and jesus put all your cares in his hands, and you cant go wrong no matter what circumstances may bring.

  • Tragedy strikes Chicago again, and another police family has their husband and father ripped away.

    Even from up here in Canada, we feel your pain. Do not hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do.

  • Officer Bailey
    Thou I did not know you. I feel as if I did. I know that you will be with the Lord God in heaven with your brothers My Hart felt condolences go out to all those that knew you.

    Brian Ferguson

  • I have known Officer Bailey for many years and was grieved at yet another loss of a fine, outstanding family member and productive member of society. He was a hard, diligent worker who always had a smile to give. Working with Mike has many memories of good times, laughter and humor. He will be missed. I was looking forward to seeing him in personnel in a few weeks as he turned in his old star and id and received the new ones. I hurt and am grieved. My prayers are with Jada and Mike, Jr. as well as the entire family. God bless you all!!

  • I am a better person for having known you and every person that had the pleasure of working with you probably feels the same way. You will be soorly missed. RIP

  • My condolences to the Chicago Police Family AGAIN this year. My family, who lost my dear uncle, Sgt Jim Severin July 17th, 1970, was spending time down at his old station(the 18th) to reflect on the 40th anniversary of his murder on Saturday. We usually bring food and spend a few hours talking to the men and women of the 18th. We thank them for their service to the city. We heard that they all feel like there is not enough officers on the street…..that the danger is approaching those horrible years when we were losing one officer a month back in the 60’s and 70’s. Now another……..my heart sank when I saw the Chicago Tribune this morning……..I saw that modest car that Officer Bailey has purchased for his retirement……I saw his daughter……my heart goes out to his family and to all CPD officers out on the streets….please be careful……Officer Bailey’s family does not suffer alone……we are all in mourning…………….

  • Another sad day and another good person gone. RIP to Bailey and God Bless his family! We really need to work together to put these criminals away.

  • I knew Officer Michael Bailey personally. He was a man of great integrity and great humility. He was a great instructor of self-defense and Tai Chi, and he taught with a spirit of love that could only come from God. He will be missed, and he was loved by all of us who were fortunate enough to have been in his presence. My prayers go out to his family, and all of those who have been affected by this tragedy.

  • The men and women of PPPD mourn, with our fellow officers the loss of our brother officer CPD Officer Michael R. Bailey, 20-year veteran.
    Deepest sympathy to Officer Bailey’s family and the CPD family.

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