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Colorado Ranger Edward P. Bell | Colorado Mounted Rangers, Colorado Colorado Mounted Rangers, Colorado

Colorado Ranger

Edward P. Bell

Colorado Mounted Rangers, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, October 16, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/14/1922

Weapon: Person

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91st anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 28, 2013

 

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