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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You were my cousin. I remember knowing you when we were growing up. You were older than me, but always so good to me.
When I visited from R.I., I usually stayed overnight at your house. I remember going on your paper route with you and other things.
Then WWII came and I went in the Navy and you went in the Marine Corp.
Now I live in Plymouth and I am 97 years old. Wish you were here too.

Howard W. Roberts, Aerographer 3C

July 31, 2023

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