Officer John D. "Jack" Bell

Officer John D. "Jack" Bell

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 13, 1921

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John D. "Jack" Bell

Officer Jack Bell succumbed to injuries he received when he was in a motorcycle crash while responding to a burglary call at 2:00 pm.

It was the second burglar call at the same address, and four officers were responding to the alarm. Officer Bell was traveling east on Fourth Street when another vehicle attempted to yield the right of way to another police vehicle on Commerce Street. The driver failed to see Officer Bell's motorcycle and struck him at the intersection. Officer Bell was transported to City-County Hospital and then moved to Protestant Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Bell was a United States Navy WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, two brothers, and seven sisters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, August 12, 1921

burglary, emergency response, motor officer, motorcycle, motorcycle crash

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Officer Bell, you are in Heaven with your fellow officers. Thank you for you for helping the world a better place to live.

David Gorham
Fallen officer ministry

August 13, 2023

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