Senior Patrolman Walter T. Bell

Senior Patrolman Walter T. Bell

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1939

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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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Sr. Patrolman Bell,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 4, 2019

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