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Police Officer Richard D. Bell | Haileyville Police Department, Oklahoma Haileyville Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer

Richard D. Bell

Haileyville Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 6, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter; sentenced to

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Officer Richard Bell was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at a local home. He was shot in the chest several times when he entered the residence.

Of the three suspects arrested, one was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Officer Bell was survived by his wife and five children and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshome, Oklahoma.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer
October 6, 2010


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