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Patrolman Kenneth B. Bell | Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts

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Kenneth B. Bell

Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, October 18, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 7 years, 11 months

Badge # 37

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Bell was killed in a motorcycle accident while providing a motorcycle escort for a United States senator. A vehicle pulled into the path of Patrolman Bell's three-wheeled motorcycle on Water Street, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Patrolman Bell had served with the Fitchburg Police Department for almost 8 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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As I seat here today, May 15, 2012 putting together the final words on my Memorial Day speech honoring you. I reflect back on my 30 year career and sometimes wonder if you, by given the supreme sacrifice of your life for us haven’t made us a better profession. I realized in this complex business of public safety sometimes the most horrendous incident brings change; I thank you for watching over the rest of the officers throughout the years and keeping us from adding another officer’s name to “our” memorial wall.

Chief Bob DeMoura
Fitchburg, MA Police Department
May 15, 2012

 

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