P.O. Michael R. Bailey #13970

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.