Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 7872
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Convicted of manslaughter
Officer Scott Bell was killed when a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver pulled out in front of his patrol car.
The officer was returning from a call on Heckscher Drive when a van traveling on New Berlin Road collided with his cruiser. Officer Bell's vehicle spun out of control and hit a power pole and burst into flames.
The suspect pleaded guilty to manslaughter on September 5, 2008, and was sentenced to three years probation and one year in the county jail.
Officer Bell was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 7 years. He is survived by his wife, mother, and brother.