Deputy Sheriff James W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff James W. Bell

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1881

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James W. Bell

Deputy Sheriff James Bell and Deputy Marshal Robert Olinger, of the United States Marshals Service, were shot and killed during an escape attempt by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.

Deputy Bell is buried in Cedarvale Cemetery, White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2020

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