Fallen Officer's Star Retired

Officer Michael Bailey was killed last July outside his home

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011  |  Updated 8:09 PM CDT
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The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday held a ceremony to retire the badge of an officer killed last summer.

Michael Bailey, 62, had just finished his overnight shift when he was shot in front of his house by men trying to steal his car last July, officials said.

"He really represented the police department in such a wonderful way at all times.  I thank him for the kindness that he always extended to me and my family and to me, I'll always remember Michael Bailey for being a wonderful police officer and citizen of our great city," said Mayor Richard Daley. 

Bailey's star joined those of 479 other officers killed in the line of duty.  He was one of five killed last year.  No charges have been filed in his death.

A reward of $70,000 still stands for information that leads to an arrest.

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