New Jersey State
Corrections Officer David “Brother in Blue” Bailey, 33, died today after a battle with cancer — a day after his eighth wedding anniversary.
David Bailey (Photo courtesy Latoya S. Edwards-Bailey)
IN TRIBUTE: New Jersey State Corrections Officer David “Brother in Blue” Bailey will be cremated on Saturday following a funeral service. Visiting is on Friday and Saturday morning. For details: CLICK HERE
“He was a good cop and a great academy instructor,” a close friend told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.
A Senior Corrections Officer at the
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale, Bailey was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a little over a year ago and fought an intense battle throughout.
He was placed into hospice and brought home in May to be with his wife and three-year-old son.
Bailey’s medical retirement, which took several months to obtain, only just kicked in this month.
Latoya S. Edwards-Bailey told CLIFFVIEW PILOT early last month that David was holding up well.
That was just a day before the Officer Down 9th Annual Motorcycle Run, which raised money to help defray the family’s bills.
Those who’ve contributed or raised money also hope it can help guarantee that little Aidan Bailey goes to college someday.
Toward that end, the MYCF is sponsoring the First Annual David Bailey Golf Classic at the Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale on Aug. 24.
For more information, contact Scott Turdo : (908) 235-8696 ( or click on the link above ).
You can also help the family through Officer Down™, Inc. is a statewide not-for-profit organization committed to helping any permanently disabled or deceased New Jersey law enforcement officers and their families in times of need. Go to: Contact Officer Down
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