Patrolman George S. Bell

Patrolman George S. Bell

Plymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1946

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George S. Bell

Patrolman George Bell was shot and killed by a migrant worker when he and another officer attempted to arrest him for the murder of a housemaid that occurred a week earlier.

Patrolman Bell and another officer were called to a home on Burley Lane when residents spotted the suspect in the area.

A short time later, a state trooper shot and killed the suspect when the suspect opened fire on him in a field near a migrant workers' camp.

Patrolman Bell was a United States Marine Corps World War II veteran and served with the Plymouth Police Department for only three weeks. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, murder suspect

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Patrolman Bell, it has been 78 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 3 weeks of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 29, 2024

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