Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Death Date: 2/4/1933
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While on patrol with Officer Kenneth Hunt, Bell observed an occupied car that had been reported stolen. The officers approached with guns drawn and Bell ordered the occupant out. The door opened slightly and the suspect shot Bell with a sawed-off shotgun he had been holding in his lap. The killer ran, as did his accomplice, who had been inside a store during the affair. Bell had only been an officer since January 18th of the same year and was the second man on the Leavenworth force to be killed in six months.