Deputy Sheriff James W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff James W. Bell

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1881

James W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff James Bell and Deputy Marshal Robert Olinger, of the United States Marshals Service, were shot and killed during an escape attempt by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

Deputy Bell is buried in Cedarvale Cemetery, White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was told years ago that we might be related. I would be so proud if we were.
Being a police officer is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. To you and all your fallen brothers and sisters, I want you to know your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed or in vain. Thank you. R.I.P.

Marsha Bell Davis
Possible cousin.

March 5, 2017

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