NY State police mourn loss of retired cop

Fatal car accident leaves colleagues reminiscing the veteran's career


By Arianna MacNeill
Daily Courier-Observer

WESTVILLE, N.Y. — The law enforcement community is mourning the loss of Tony Bailey, a retired member of the New York State Police who died in a car accident Monday morning on state Route 37 in Westville.

Malone-based state police said in a release Mr. Bailey, 49, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet in the northbound lane when he crossed over the center line and was hit head-on by a 2012 Volvo tractor trailer driven by Michael A. Bono, 45, of Central Square. Westville Fire and EMS assisted at the accident scene. Mr. Bailey was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Bono was treated for minor injuries and released.

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