On September 8, 2020, Deputy Sheriff Troy Bailey and a second deputy went to
a residence to serve a protection order with exclusion to a known convicted felon. The protection order required that the felon be removed from the home. After almost an hour, the deputies were able to remove the confrontational and argumentative felon from the residence. Already under emotional stress from the line of duty death of Lincoln Police Officer Mario Herrera the day prior, Deputy Bailey completed his shift and went home where he later collapsed. Deputy Bailey was transported to the hospital and treated for a myocardial infarction. Deputy Bailey died three days later on September 11, 2020.
Survivors & Family
Deputy Bailey was 53 years of age at the time of his death and was survived by his fiancée Danielle Zabawa, and her children Joe and Alex; his daughter Rachel (Wade) Smith and their children Beau, Brooks, and Benjamin; his daughter Taylor Bailey; his son Trevor Bailey; and Troy's mother Connie Bailey, sister Tracie (Brad) Ludeke, and sister Tiffanie (Koby) Bryant.