August 29, 2012

Marshall Bailey - Law Enforcement - West Virginia

Corporal Marshall Bailey, age 42, of Poca, West Virginia, died in the line of duty on August 28, 2012, in Clay County, West Virginia. 

Marshall was a member of the West Virginia State Police. He had 17 years and 4 months of service. 

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He and another trooper stopped a vehicle for reckless driving at the commuter parking lot adjacent to I-79, in Clay County, at approximately 8:30 pm. The troopers determined the subject was intoxicated and placed him under arrest. The subject was searched and placed in the back of the patrol car when he was able to reach a concealed 9mm pistol that was not discovered in the search. He shot both troopers inside of the vehicle and took Corporal Bailey's service weapon. After climbing out of the vehicle he shot a tow truck driver who had been called to the scene to impound his car. The tow truck driver was able to get away from the scene and call for help.

The subject then fled on foot and set up an ambush in a ditch. He later opened fire on officers from multiple agencies who responded to the scene, wounding a Roane County deputy in the arm, hand, and stomach. The responding officers returned fire, killing the subject.

Family members stated that Marshall died doing something he loved. They describe him as a great guy with integrity and honesty and responsibility.

Marshall is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents; his brother, Justin Bailey; his children Whitney, Lauren and Wyatt.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray that Marshall Bailey is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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