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Senior Patrolman Walter T. Bell | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Senior Patrolman

Walter T. Bell

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, February 4, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Senior Patrolman Walter Bell was killed in an automobile accident in Kershaw, South Carolina, when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle. He had been assigned to license inspection duty in Lancaster during the day and was returning to Camden when the accident occurred at 7:30 pm.

His injuries were initially believed to be minor, but he succumbed to them while en route to the hospital.

Patrolman Bell was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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A section of US Hwy 521 was dedicated today in Patrolman Bell's honor. I'm blessed to have spent the day with Patrolman Bell's 2 children and rest of the family. Patrolman Bell has left a wonderful legacy for the rest of us to work towards.

L/Cpl Billy Wayne Elder
sc Highway Patrol
February 4, 2013

 

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