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Officer John Bailey

John Bailey

On April 10th, 1902, Officer John Bailey was operating a team of horses and a buggy in downtown Waterloo. The horses became frightened at a passing street car and bolted. The tongue of the buggy broke and caught on the brick pavement, throwing Officer Bailey and another passenger. Officer Bailey suffered a head injury. An operation was performed, but he died on April 18, 1902.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 05-11-2011 (JGL)