Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 10/14/1922
Suspect: Not available
Colorado Ranger Edward Bell succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he and his partner were assaulted near Limon, Colorado.
The two rangers had received an anonymous tip that a filling station west of Limon was going to be robbed. As the two rode to the station, on their motorcycle and sidecar, they were run off the road by another vehicle.
They were both then beaten severely and robbed of their wallets and service revolvers. Passersby found them a short time later, and they were both taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Denver where Ranger Bell succumbed to his injuries. Due to the severe head injury, his partner could not recall the attack.
It is believed the rangers were targeted due to their work against local bootleggers.
Ranger Bell Officer is buried in Fairmont Cemtery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado and is survived by his wife, parents, and three brothers.