Patrolman Kenneth B. Bell

Patrolman Kenneth B. Bell

Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, October 18, 1962

Kenneth B. Bell

Patrolman Bell was killed in a motorcycle accident while providing a motorcycle escort for a United States senator. A vehicle pulled into the path of Patrolman Bell's three-wheeled motorcycle on Water Street, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Patrolman Bell had served with the Fitchburg Police Department for almost 8 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 7 years, 11 months
  • Badge 37

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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It is now 55 years and you have not been forgotten.

God Bless you and forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

I cannot compete with the poignant words of Chief DeMoura from 2012. His eloquence in honoring you is outstanding and I thank him on behalf of all the rest of us.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 18, 2017

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