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.


  • 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,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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