Chief of Police Marvin James Bell

Chief of Police Marvin James Bell

Elizabethtown Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 30, 1972

Marvin James Bell

Chief Bell was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call. He was familiar with the suspect and had arrested him several times before. As he approached the man the suspect drew a weapon and opened fire, mortally wounding Chief Bell. Chief Bell was able to return fire and kill the suspect.
Chief Bell was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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My Uncle Jimmy will forever be remembered by me, always cooking on his brick grill and spending time with family . Still missed all these years later!

Woodrow Pridgen
Nephew

June 27, 2018

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