Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Saline County
County: Saline
Death Date: 9/17/1952
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Beating; causing Heart Attack
During a court hearing for a murder case, the defendant became unruly and combative. As the sheriff attempted to restrain him, they engaged in a scuffle. Bell was struck in the chest, suffered a heart attack, and died in the courtroom.