Friday, March 2, 2007


California Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Saturday, February 25, 2006
Biographical Info
Age: 36t
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: 14664
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Saturday, February 25, 2006
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Officer Gregory Bailey was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-15 in Hesperia. He had approached the stopped vehicle on the passenger side to speak with the driver. As he did so, another vehicle traveled onto the shoulder at a high rate of speed and struck Officer Bailey's motorcycle, the stopped vehicle, and the officer.The vehicle struck with such force that the stopped vehicle was pushed back into the freeway and overturned. All three parties were flown to a local hospital where Officer Bailey succumbed to his injuries. The suspected drunk driver was taken into custody at the hospital and charged with felony driving under the influence.Officer Bailey was a veteran of the California National Guard and had just returned from serving a tour of duty in Iraq during the War on Terrorism. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for 10 years, and was assigned to the Rancho Cucamonga office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, and parents.

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