CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey died doing something he loved, his family said Wednesday.
"He's always wanted to be in law enforcement. When we were kids that is all he talked about. He always respected police officers, even when he was little," said Justin Bailey, a doctor in Charleston and the younger brother of Marshall Bailey.
Marshall Bailey, 42, of Poca, was gunned down Tuesday night during a routine traffic stop at the Wallback park and ride in Roane County, near the Clay County line. A second trooper, Eric Michael Workman, Roane County Sheriff's Deputy John Westfall and a local driver of a wrecker truck were also shot by Luke Baber, 22, of Oak Hill, according to police.
Baber was killed in the shootout.
Workman, who enrolled with the State Police in January 2011, was in critical condition at CAMC General Hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.
Workman played baseball at West Virginia State University and made the 1st All-Conference team in 2008 and 2009.
During his time at WVSU, he broke various school records and ranks first in games played, runs scored, hits, doubles and triples in school history.
He was also named Player of the Year in 2009 by the West Virginia Conference coaches.
During a news conference Wednesday, State Police Col. Jay Smithers said Workman's condition was "extreme," and he was in a coma and on life-support.
Justin Bailey, 39, said his older brother "was a great guy. I am not just saying that because he was my brother. He was a man of integrity, a man of honesty."
Being a police officer was "a responsibility that [Bailey] didn't take lightly. He knew what law enforcement meant," his brother said Wednesday.
Previous Gazette articles give a glimpse into the work life of the 17-year State Police veteran.
In 1997, Bailey met then-boss, Otis Cox, state secretary of military affairs and public safety, when he responded to a two-vehicle accident where Cox had been run off Interstate 79 in Clay County, according to an article.