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Officer Luke J. Bell | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


Luke J. Bell

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, May 18, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 153

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed

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Officer Luke Bell was shot and killed with his own handgun after recapturing a prisoner who escaped his custody.

The officer was transporting three prisoners to jail when one fled. He caught up to the escapee who put his hands up as to surrender. However, the man grabbed Officer Bell's handgun and shot him in the side. The suspect was shot and wounded after a long police chase and subsequently executed.

Officer Bell had been employed with the Dallas Police Department for five years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife, two brothers, and two sisters. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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Rest in Peace Officer Luke J. Bell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the worthless bastards responsible for your murder.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
May 18, 2016


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