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LaFollette officer dies at home

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By PETER SAWYER

 LaFollette Patrol Officer Odell Bailey died early Tuesday morning at his Claiborne County home.

“He was a good officer and an asset to the LaFollette Police Department,” Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries said. “He will be missed by everyone here in LaFollette.”

Bailey worked for the LPD since 2004. He was a patrolman and field training officer, and was a part of the second shift. He had a good service record, Jeffries said.

“Odell was a good police officer,” LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield said.

When Stanfield worked for the LaFollette Street Department, Bailey would help him move trees from the road, he said.

“He was always there when I needed him,” Stanfield said. “He was just an all-around good person. He will be missed by the community.”

Bailey’s death resulted from natural causes, Jeffries said. Bailey is survived by Kathy Bailey, Cynthia Bailey and Tiffany Raines.

Flags will hang at half-mast in LaFollette out of respect for the Bailey and Henegar families, Stanfield said. 

Trinity Henegar is a teenager who succumbed to injuries after being involved in a sport utility accident.

Flags will remain at half-mast until Bailey and Henegar are buried.