Patrolman Kenneth B. Bell

Patrolman Kenneth B. Bell

Fitchburg Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, October 18, 1962

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Kenneth B. Bell

Patrolman Kenneth Bell was killed in a motorcycle crash while providing a motorcycle escort for Edward Kennedy, who was campaigning for the United States Senate.

A vehicle pulled into the path of Patrolman Bell's three-wheeled motorcycle at the intersection of Water Street and Wanoosnoc Road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

Patrolman Bell was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He had served with the Fitchburg Police Department for almost eight years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, three sisters, and four brothers.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

escort, executive protection

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Patrolman Bell, it's now been 58 years since your tragic sacrifice. You have not been forgotten. God Bless you, Brother and may your continued rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 18, 2020

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