Leelanau Co. Mourns Loss of Detective Robert Bailey, Age 47

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Photo courtesy: Martinson Funeral Home

Leelanau County is mourning the loss of Detective Robert Bailey. He was 47.

He died Wednesday, March 10. Bailey worked for the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police for four years before spending 21 years with the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department. Eleven of those years were spent as a road deputy, before he moved on to detective.

Detective Robert Bailey leaves behind his wife and four kids.

He’s described as having a larger-than-life personality, infectious smile and contagious laugh. Bailey loved singing, dancing, scary movies, and the outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping, snow skiing, and boating. Read his full, touching obituary here.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert R. Bailey, go here.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center at traversebaycac.org, 2000 Chartwell Drive, Ste 3, Traverse City, MI 49696.