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Policeman Joseph Edward Bell | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Joseph Edward Bell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, December 23, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # 234

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/11/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Policeman Joseph Bell succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 12 days earlier in the line of duty.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and was later executed.

Policeman Bell was survived by his wife, five children, parents, and several siblings.

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I'm thinking of you today and wishing you peace; I think of you quite often. I only wish we had gotten a chance to meet.

Joe Bell
November 18, 2015


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