Senior Patrolman Walter T. Bell

Senior Patrolman Walter T. Bell

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1939

Walter T. Bell

Senior Patrolman Walter Bell was killed in an automobile accident in Kershaw, South Carolina, when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle. He had been assigned to license inspection duty in Lancaster during the day and was returning to Camden when the accident occurred at 7:30 pm.

His injuries were initially believed to be minor, but he succumbed to them while en route to the hospital.

Patrolman Bell was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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A section of US Hwy 521 was dedicated today in Patrolman Bell's honor. I'm blessed to have spent the day with Patrolman Bell's 2 children and rest of the family. Patrolman Bell has left a wonderful legacy for the rest of us to work towards.

L/Cpl Billy Wayne Elder
sc Highway Patrol

February 4, 2013

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