Monday, July 19, 2010

Remembrance Post

We gave everyone pretty much free rein in yesterday's thread to vent their spleens in regard to Officer Bailey's death. It's been a rough two months here and it doesn't look like it's getting any better in light of the headlines we have just below here.

Prayers and thoughts for the fallen only in this thread. RIP Michael Bailey.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey. God bless and protect all of our police officers and be extra careful. It seems like it's open season on the police.

7/19/2010 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/19/2010 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P you will be missed.

7/19/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 afternoons said...

Godspeed my Brother. May God look after you and your family. Thanks for being a Sheepdog.

7/19/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Officer Michael Bailey.
My heartfelt condolences to your wife, children, family and friends.
My prayers are with your fellow, courageous Officers who risk their lives daily. God help us all.

7/19/2010 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a wonderful role model and example of what a police officer and human being should be. God bless his family.

7/19/2010 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Bailey , may your soul rest in peace

7/19/2010 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Michael and may God bless your family.

7/19/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't personally know Officer Bailey. Everything I've heard and read though tells me he was a gentleman and a true family man. I can't imagine his family's pain. I hope they know that he will be spending his retirement in the most beautiful place. God rest your soul Officer.

7/19/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May a billion drops of dew
cry upon you as you rest.

May you rejoice to hear the footsteps march,
of those who loved you best.

RIP Officer Michael Bailey

7/19/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey. May God welcome you with open arms. My deepest sympathies to his family. Such a travesty.

7/19/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retirement was your Goal
Heaven is your Reward
Rest in Peace Mike


7/19/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

As he heads into the light, we pray that Officer Bailey whispers to the Heavenly energy that we need a correction on this planet.

May God hold him, comfort him and tell him he did a good job. A job that very few understand, a job of split second decisions and untold pressures.

Rest eternally Officer Bailey.

7/19/2010 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Michael The Archangel, defend us in battle, be our Defense against the snares and wickedness of the Devil,May God rebuke him WE humbly pray, And do thou the Prince Of The Heavenly Host, cast into the Fires of Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits that prowl about the world for the ruin of men's souls. Amen.
RIP Officer Michael Bailey and may God have mercy on your soul and all the souls of your faithfully departed CPD Brethren and all Brethren in Blue. Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them O Lord, and grant them peace and eternal rest. Amen

7/19/2010 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

On to Valhalla, Michael. God bless you and all your loved ones.

A group of our NYPD brothers and sisters extend their condolences and prayers.

They will be traveling down to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. Wednesday. If any readers have injured soldiers at Walter Reed, let me know ASAP. The NYPD guys will then visit with them.

7/19/2010 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Brother....Godspeed

7/19/2010 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to the officer's family and friends.

7/19/2010 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angels In Blue

I had this friend you see,
Who loved God, Country, You and Me.
My friend went to work day or night
The peace to keep, so you and I could sleep.

He worked the holidays and weekends, Away from family and friends. To keep the peace for you and me.

Each day this friend put his life on the line. To spare yours and mine.
Then one day he paid the price, he gave his life.

You've done well my friend,
Patrolling these earthly streets.
Now it's time to walk Heaven's beat.

The next time you see a Police Officer or two, Remember they are one of Gods Angels in Blue.
And God said: "Blessed are the Peace Makers".

R.I.P Michael Bailey, Thor Soderberg, Thomas Worthham and Alex Valadez.

7/19/2010 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey. Your years of service are appreciated. Deepest sympathy to his family.

7/19/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger larry said...

Our thoughts are with all of you in CPD from NYPD .

7/19/2010 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May god rest Officer Michael Bailey and be with his family and friends through their suffering.

7/19/2010 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous PO edw said...

Michael, our blue angel, you have been exalted to God's Force. May you forever rest in God's bossom.

7/19/2010 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

God bless you and may you find his love and mercy in heaven.

7/19/2010 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing Officer Bailey's retirement car really hit home. My wife immediately began imploring me, again, to retire ASAP.

We were out on Saturday and I stopped at the Honda car dealer. I looked at a new Accord and priced one and dickered around for a bit and the sales manager took my name etc. and I said we would talk during the week.

That was late Saturday afternoon. Then Sunday morning came and my wife and I looked at each other remembering our talk of the new retirement car just hours earlier.

Our leadership isn't getting any better. I am sorry I will be retiring in such a depressing low point in the history of the CPD.

richardmdaley and jodypweis will not be here forever, things will improve, they must.

Rest in peace dear brother Bailey. We'll see justice done for you, some way, some how.

7/19/2010 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Officer Bailey and Rest In Peace. My condolences to Officer Bailey's family and colleagues.

What happened to this fine man is truly heartbreaking.

7/19/2010 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost In fillmore...salute drum roll bow.. god speed brother

7/19/2010 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Bklyn North said...

Rest In Peace MOS Michael Bailey.

NYPD condolences to the Bailey family and our CPD brothers and sisters.

7/19/2010 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brothers and sisters we are here for a reason lets look after each other whether we like each other or not we are we for a reason let not forget it was not easy getting here now let us united and protect each other peace and love bless you all .

7/19/2010 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The angels will always surround him. Godspeed, Officer Bailey......

7/19/2010 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my Brother...May GOD BLESS your Family!

7/19/2010 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God, please do not let even one more be taken from us and welcome Officer Bailey with open arms. Amen

7/19/2010 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Tuesday, July 20 marks the 18th anniversary of the murder of Harry Belluomini, a legendary CPD detective. Even on the most miserable of tours, "Harry Bell" would make all of the dicks laugh and smile--a gentleman with charisma and a great sense of humor.

After retiring, Harry served as a court security officer with the U.S. Marshal's Service at the Federal Building. It was there that in an exchange of gunfire with a prisoner, both the prisoner and Harry were killed. The prisoner had disarmed a female officer in the elevator to the basement transport area. A second CSO was also killed.

Today, three of Harry's children are now on the job: Anne, Karen and Michael. I know that Harry is looking down at them with great pride.

Rest in peace, Harry Bell. Another hero, Michael Bailey is now with you.

7/19/2010 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you SIR, I am so sorry that this happanned. I pray for you & your family. Rest in Peace Officer Bailey.

7/19/2010 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Bailey and his family.

7/19/2010 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Blessed are the Peace Makers".
And Blessed are you Michael, Thank you brother officer, and Rest in Peace.

7/19/2010 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Can we set up an account at the credit union so that we can all donate to increase the size of the reward?

7/19/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Bailey. God bless your family, friends and CPD brothers and sisters. Help us all through the loss of such a good and respected man. May God bless us all.

7/19/2010 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike was a great hard working Police Officer, its said what happened. RIP Mike.

7/19/2010 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless Officer Michael Bailey, a leader in and protector of this once great city. Its heartbreaking that you didn't get to enjoy the earthly reward you so richly earned after all those years of service. May the good Lord watch over your family and friends in their time of pain. Rest in Peace.

7/19/2010 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am the Officer"

I have been where you fear to be,
I have seen what you fear to see,
I have done what you fear to do -
All these things I have done for you.

I am the person you lean upon,
The one you cast your scorn upon,
The one you bring your troubles to -
All these people I've been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart,
The one you feel should have no heart,
The one you call "The Officer in Blue,"
But I'm just a person, just like you.

And through the years I've come to see,
That I am not always what you ask of me;
So, take this badge ... take this gun ...
Will you take it ... will anyone?

And when you watch a person die
And hear a battered baby cry,
Then do you think that you can be
All these things you ask of me?

And now some dirty scum took my life,
Leaving my family full of strife.
This is not how I planned to go,
But now I will be with Heaven's patrol.

I still had things to do, and stories to share,
But some low-life dirty scum didn't care,
But worry not for them or me,
Just take care of my family.

Please visit with them from time to time,
And remind them, I am doing fine.
This is not the way I planned on leaving,
Take care of them long after the grieving.

7/19/2010 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tears, just more tears........

7/19/2010 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed Brother.

7/20/2010 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest now our brother. Let us take up the watch.

7/20/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest easy brother.....

Cicero PD

7/20/2010 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed to Officer Bailey, and my deepest condolences to his friends and family. Words fail, it's just absolutely heartbreaking.

7/20/2010 05:35:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Bailey and his family at the CPD.

May he R.I.P. :(

7/20/2010 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you, Officer Bailey. Thank you for all of the years of service to the citizens of this city.

7/20/2010 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace

7/20/2010 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP my Brother in Blue. May God look after you, your family, your CPPD Brothers and Sisters and all other outside agancies. God speed.

A Stone Park Officer

7/20/2010 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not for long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me - but let me go.

Author Unknown

7/20/2010 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Ann T. said...

Dear SCC,
I offer my condolences to the family of Michael Bailey. This is so unfair and needless. I hope that you find strength and compassion over the next few months to help you endure your loss.

I also offer my condolences to the colleagues of Michael Bailey in the Chicago Police Department.

I am not one of your city nor of your profession. Yet I can see some of how terrible these losses have been for you all.

I pray for your safety.

Last of all, may Michael Bailey's killers be brought to justice. May Michael Bailey rest in peace.

Ann T. Hathaway

7/20/2010 06:53:00 PM  

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