Master Trooper James Bailey

Photo of Master Trooper James Bailey
End of Watch: Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023
Date of Incident: Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023
Cause of Death: Vehicular Assault
Service Time: 15 years & 6 months
Age: 50


His wife, son, and daughter


Master Trooper Bailey was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing law enforcement on Interstate 69 in DeKalb County (between Fort Wayne and Auburn).

As Trooper Bailey was trying to clear traffic from several crashes, he was notified that a vehicle pursuit by Fort Wayne Police was coming his way on the interstate. He was struck by the fleeing vehicle as he was deploying stopsticks.


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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