Steven Lester Bailey
Indiana State Police
Saturday, December 10, 1983

Age: 29
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Panel 35E, Line 13
Panel L11, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, December 10, 1983
11:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
9414 San Miguel Drive, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Saint Anthony Cemetery, Jeffersonville

   Trooper Steven Bailey was accidentally shot and killed when his weapon discharged while serving an arrest warrant during a heroin investigation at the Woodbridge of Castleton Apartments in Indianapolis.

   The offender, a known drug dealer, was wanted for failure to appear on charges of speeding, improper vehicle registration and driving without a license. As Trooper Bailey and another trooper attempted to force open the rear patio door, his pistol with the barrel pointed upward, fired. The bullet entered his chin and lodged in his brain, killing him.

   Upon hearing the gunfire, another trooper and a probation officer entered the front door of the apartment and arrested the offender.

   Trooper Bailey, from Richmond, was assigned to General Headquarters.

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