Deputy Sheriff John W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff John W. Bell

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, March 31, 1926

John W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff John Bell was shot and killed as he attempted to sneak up on a still during a raid in the woods south of Wilmington.

He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Bell,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Hanover County.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 31, 2012

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