Special Agent John Lawrence Bailey

Special Agent John Lawrence Bailey
United States Department of Justice - FBI
End of Watch: Monday, June 25, 1990

Biographical Information:
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: 21 years
Badge Number: Unknown


Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, June 25, 1990
Incident Location: Nevada
Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available




Special Agent Bailey was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Agent Bailey was in a bank when it was robbed. He identified himself as an agent and ordered the man to stop. As the man turned Agent Bailey fired a round, but missed the suspect. However, he was able to take the suspect into custody and place him on a chair. As Special Agent Bailey's attention was diverted the suspect lunged at him and knocked his gun out of his hand. The suspect recovered his own weapon and shot Agent Bailey three times.

Agent Bailey had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.